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Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/07 02:13:29


Post by: Red Harvest


So, I'm starting this thread here at somebody's suggestion (Ruglud's, if you must know). First up is an oldie but a goodie, a couple of storage tanks that I scratch built some time ago. The style is something most of you have seen before. You'll have to trust me when I say that the terrain I post will move rapidly outside of your Zone of Familiarity. Some of you may have seen these pieces before, on the WH40k tables at the NOVA Open tournament in 2010 or 2011 perhaps?




One storage tank started life as a coffee can, the other as bottle of saline solution for contact lenses. Everything else is paper, except the railings (q-tip shafts) and the ladder (balsa wood)... Oh, and the rivets are sewing pins. Don't stick you hand inside the terrrain please.




Thanks for stopping by.


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So here are some more photos. I think this design should look familiar to many. Just a simple bunker, with a detachable roof for interior access.


The top view.



I may have a few more photos of other bunkers to post. Let me know when you're bored of them. I have much cooler stuff to come Or click the Infinity graphic in my sig if you want a sneak peek. Don't worry, it's to another thread here on Dakka. I'm not rick-rolling anyone...yet

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/07 12:39:33


Post by: Ruglud


Wonderful models, thanks for starting up a thread here Red Harvest. I look forward to more of your work, plus all the WIP goodies along the way


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/07 13:12:03


Post by: MagosBiff90


Hey mate!!! Good to see these in a blog!! Well worth a look..... and a great sourse of inspiration! YAY!!! Subbed.....


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/07 17:25:07


Post by: Camkierhi


Well I am a happy bunny now, your work in the competition recently was amazing, and very inspirational. Totally subbed.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/07 21:33:30


Post by: OneManNoodles


Hey Red Harvest, great to see you starting a thread here

Really cool terrain pieces, the bunker reminds my of the ones they used to show in 2nd / 3rd Edition. Subbed!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/07 23:47:16


Post by: Red Harvest


That's exactly where the idea originated, OneManNoodles. 2nd edition. Good catch. And these are from the 3rd edition...I'm almost positive. Lousy edition though. Perhaps 4th. Anyway, this is the last of the gray stuff.





I found that 'not gray' terrain was more interesting to make.






I think the Alien storage tank started as an oatmeal container, but it's been so long since I made it, I don't recall. Everything else is paper, foamcore on the landing pad (from an idea on the old GW website, back when it was, y'know, interesting.) and the ruins were white sytrofoam, and then clad in paper. The one common ingredient would be wood glue (aliphatic resin) instead of PVA glue -- except for the bases.

I think I'll try photographing some of the Fantasy terrain I made too. But this is enough pix for one post.

So, to sub a thread you simply need to post a comment in it? I'll be hunting a few of you guys down soon enought then, so watch your six I already found Cam's land rover.

And remember, click the Infinity banner below to go to the Infinity terrain. Although I'll start posting WIPs of that here soon enough, and maybe just a few finished pix there.





Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/08 00:19:44


Post by: Ruglud


B.E.A. utiful work

BTW, to subscribe to a thread, scroll right down to the bottom of the page and in the left had corner is a globe with Subscribe - click on that, then click OK and you're good to go

Oh and subb'd


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/08 06:47:39


Post by: Camkierhi


Great stuff, loving the old school stuff, and the thick walls. And I totally agree, grey is very boring after a while.

Also most of us have our threads in our sig's at least our main ones. I have 2 main ones, you could spend some serious time catching up on us all, but I think it was worth it when I did it. Give yourself about a year for Vik's thread, but it is full of wonderful gems.

If you do not want to subscribe just by posting, you can go in your profile and untick the box for it. Then you have to use Rugluds method to sub, but it means you can then comment without subbing.

Thank you for posting these pic's, very inspirational.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/08 10:12:19


Post by: Red Harvest


I see the little subscribe thing now. Thanks. And thanks for rolling out the welcome mat guys. Much appreciated. Now this gallery voting thing... I've voted about 20 times, but my info only lists 3. I think it's a browser setting on my part. Grrr. Ah well. Learning new things is healthy.

Anyway, the terrain thus shown goes way back to 2nd ed. days, except for the desert stuff. That's from 2007. So,I build to last apparently. Good terrain should last 20 years

Anyway these Obelisks...


...date from the same time as the previous terrain. But since I am working on a desert board these days, I'v started to modify them. You can see one set has hexagonal bases now. I used that hologram ribbon (?name?) and it produced a nice effect. I thought so anyway. Had LEDs been readily availabe to me back them, I would have lit the 'gemstones' on them. But the obelisks inspired this for the table I'm slowly building these days...


At last, LEDs Fiat Lux!



I painted these for a Terrain painting contest (took 2nd place.) to resemble red marble. I think I ended up with more of a granite look, but I like it. To complete the look I should add a few more layers of polyurethane to it, and then wet sand it smooth. Just worried about sanding through to the paint or paper. That would be a mess.


Sadly, I need to work on the photo skills still. Yes, Lighting, lighting, lighting. I know. I'll get it.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/08 11:13:12


Post by: Littletower


Amazing tour, and yes, I fully agree on the other-than-grey colour choices for the builds!

And curved walls with spiralling stairs, I can't praise those high enough!

Excelente!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/08 12:03:39


Post by: Red Harvest


I've managed to get quite decent at the spirals and curves...and in proper scale too





The exterior shots of the building are in the Infinity thread. (link in the sig) Not sure where I put the photos of the finished stairs... oh, never mind. I only primed them. Never could decide how to do the interior of the building beyond movable walls, and a plexiglas floor... for playability of course. Have to build a few more of the really big buildings soon. Man, they take serious time though.

After a few decades, straight lines and right angles began to bore me. Espero que me entienda. So I look at what Gaudi, and Gehry, among others, did, and draw inspiration.

(OT: Why do you use English-UK spellling? I thought Argentines learned US English.)


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/08 12:05:47


Post by: Ruglud


I love LEDs in models, put some in my up-armoured Rhino and Predator (still need to finish those models...)

So majority of your stuff is built from card right and laminated for strength? You should check out silveroxide, he's a crazy papercraft builder of the highest level

I didn't know that you could auto subscribe just by posting... That's a handy little feature...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/08 12:14:26


Post by: Red Harvest


Just had a quick peek. Yeah, Silver Oxide's stuff is good. I'll be checking out more of that. Thanks for the heads up.

Makes me regret that I never gave decent paint jobs to all the vehicles I built back in the day-- Leman Russes, Sentinels, Land Raiders etc, and even a Baneblade from plans in an old White Dwarf-- Rogue Trader era White Dwarf. Anything to avoid giving $$$ to Nottingham. Plus, The ones you build yourself do better on the table. The Dice Gods always favor the scratch builder. True.


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I want to build a cool dropship at some point too. Perhaps something inspired by the UD-4L from Aliens, or something from Elysium, or based on the Sea Stallion (US navy helicopter). It would need to be big, 20" long big, though, to be in good scale. I have little interest in distorted scale and proportion these days.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/08 21:30:50


Post by: Dr H


I've been lurking on your infinity thread for a while. So now I'll welcome you to the P&M section.

Really impressive terrain. Nice designs and well built.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/08 21:42:33


Post by: SilverMK2


Those spiral stairs are fantastic - love the little model adaptor as well


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/09 01:54:35


Post by: Red Harvest


Yeah, we used to stack dice to make little platforms for the meeples, but in Infinity we use a d20, which is not so stackable as the d6. So the "Temporary terrain element" came to be .

And now for something completely different (just to spam up my post count. Lol.) a Fantasy building. It was supposed to be an Inn. I used a few Mordheim bits on it, and plastic from clamshell packaging for the windows. The gargoyles on the roof...that is the second set. They kept getting knocked off. Everthing else is paper.




And a shot of the interior.


There will be more Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/09 07:55:30


Post by: Camkierhi


Great stuff, love the stairs. Great way of making them to scale and usable.

I could see that building on many a battlefield, apart from maybe infinity.

Keep it coming.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/09 09:34:33


Post by: Red Harvest


Actually the fantasy Inn works just fine for Infinity. You have a themed board for a 'Rendez-Vous at the Renaissance Faire' scenario. As you can see.



I'll post a few more of the Fantasy building photos. Just have to get around to uploading everything.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/09 12:21:05


Post by: Dr H


Nice. I like the roof.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/09 22:25:49


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks Doc. It's just corrugated cardboard, but neatly cut up and hardened with a pva glue wash. I see alot of the stuff used, but people don't really do much to make it look well, better.


A few more Fantasy buildings. The farmhouse is inspired by the cardstock Brettonian farmhouse that came in the 5th(?) edition box - Brettonians v. Lizardmen. The tower is a coffee can. I do raid my recycling bin for a lot of building materials. I'm "eco-friendly" or maybe just, erm, thrifty, yeah, thrifty.





Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/10 01:13:19


Post by: Littletower


I like the fantasy buildings, but the spiral stairs keep knocking me over!

I'd surely like to have a glimpse at your old vehicles, if you still have them around, too.

(OT: I studied at a British-English school, and I'd say those were the rule more than the exception in bilingual ed, at least in my time. Of course, that was so long ago, I'm not sure US-English did even exist back then !. The cubs are attending school now, and it is also UK-English, with Cambridge oriented IE formation. Old habits just die hard, I'd guess)


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/10 05:41:12


Post by: Red Harvest


Well, I learned Castellano from Colombians and actual Castilians, so my Spanish isn't quite Central American-- which is what we normally hear in the US, obviously. Leads to some amusing situations.

My old vehicles, as in haven't touched anything in 7-8 years or more, tail end of 4th ed. Most are even older. They were in a sterilite container, those that survived the periodic purges anyway.


I was always more interested in buildings, so I never finished painting or even building most of the stuff.





A few of the bits, and tracks on the tanks but not the landraiders, are from the GW kits, everything else is from scratch.
These drop pod blanks I can re-use though. They can become Infinity terrain.


Thunderbolts...sigh. Found out they weren't exactly the right dimensions. Kind of took the desire to finish them. The one fuselage w/out wings etc is the right size, but I quit playing before I did more work on it.


And of course this


to replace the one I built from White Dwarf plans. The original did not survive the ages, and a few moves, among other things. I can modify this one to be some sort of heavy industry vehicle for say terraforming and use it as Infinity terrain.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/10 14:31:43


Post by: MagosBiff90


WWOOOWWW!!! What a find!!! and what a collection to have (Literally) in the box! The omnissiah smiles upon you this day!!

When you said you used to scratchbuild ..... i now see what you mean! Very productive!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/10 19:13:36


Post by: Camkierhi


Oh man, that is awesome.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/10 20:22:33


Post by: bbb


Great work! Really inspiring.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/11 04:04:50


Post by: Red Harvest


 MagosBiff90 wrote:
WWOOOWWW!!! What a find!!! and what a collection to have (Literally) in the box! The omnissiah smiles upon you this day!!

When you said you used to scratchbuild ..... i now see what you mean! Very productive!


I still scratchbuild Just not vehicles. And why do I always read Omnissiah as Omnius? (oh yeah. Never mind.) Now, any ideas for transforming them into useful terrain for a certain skirmish game? The tanks and sentinels are write-off, but the rhino blanks, drop pods, and the baneblade have potential for conversion.

Anyway, a few fantasy building shots, since I have them, and have an injury that prevents me from doing any building. (Cleaning a mini. A blade slip. It happens. but right at the fingertip. bleah, so I'm out of commission while it heals. Should be a few days. Typing is a joy right now too.)



For some reason, I really enjoyed building this stuff. The base sections are from Celestial Seasons tea boxes. The actual wood bits are from a paint stirrer. Everything else is paper. These buildings, heck, all of the buildings shown so far-- minus the vehicles and the Infinity Obelisks, was on the tournament tables at the NOVA Open in 2010 and 2011. Took a bit of damage in 2011 too, like the movers transported everything in the back of a cement mixer or something. So, everything stayed at home in subsequent years. Still, there is a certain sense of pride in knowing that my stuff made it to the big leagues.

Thanks for stopping by (I've been using that phrase for ages. Seems many folks around here use it to. Hmmm, great minds and all that?)


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/11 05:43:48


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Nice looking stuff. Excellent craftsmanship!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/11 07:24:40


Post by: MagosBiff90


Hey mate! Really cool fantasy buildings! ... sorry.. must have got the wrong end of the stick.... when you said "scratch building tanks - takes me back" I had assumed you didnt do it anymore! That will teach me!

Great stuff there! Those Thunderbolts look sweet!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/11 07:47:08


Post by: Camkierhi


Your work is pretty amazing and very cool. I will say your painting is incredibly crisp. Refreshing to see in these days of "Make it rusty! with a side of Mud."



As to Rhino's, always thought to make some without tracks, kind of like stack-able shipping containers. And why not repurpose the sentinals to industrial lifters (ala Alien.) Been done before I know, but you could paint them JCB yellow with lots of hazard stripes. Put on a set of forks or grabbers instead of guns. They could be stood around cargo yards.



Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/11 21:08:12


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks guys.

Well Magos, it has been a while since I built any vehicle. But I'll build some soon enough. I could use some cars and buses and delivery vehicles etc, as scatter. There are plenty of folks who use toys and die cast stuff, but it looks, meh.

Hmm, good ideas Cam. Those Sentinels are huge too, scale-wise, so they have potential, definitely heavy industry. I thought the Rhinos could get really big wheels-- Aliens APC style-- and a few other conversions. Thing is, I would want some them to come out Civilian and Industrial or something like that.

The painting is how it was done c.1998-2002 or thereabouts (5th ed.). And to take advantage of the post, a few pix of a bridge I did.





and with a river section.



Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/12 23:59:34


Post by: Savnock


DAT VEHICLE PILE. Damn, that's some fine work!

I happen to have a wing of three scratchbuilt Thunderbolts that I'm not using these days. It would be interesting to get them into the hands of a frequent 40K player and see them hitthe table at Adepticon or something.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/13 04:21:56


Post by: Red Harvest


You need four for the squadron. Just sayin'. The few times I played them at Apoc, well, much fun, even in their unfinished state. Inasmuch as anything about Apoc was fun. <shudder> I think, no, I know, that I had more fun putzing around building the vehicles than I ever had using them. Not sure what that says about me.

How about a little more Fantasy, since I have the photos. Sure. The Watchtower. From a scenario in an old White Dwarf. Built with paper and a paint stirrer, and some matte board(?) - the thick stuff used for mounting photos.




This is not so Infinity friendly, or so it may seem, for those who have an inordinate fear of snipers. The time it made it onto the Infinity table, a Lasiq Sniper moved into it,thinking 'happy days are here again' and promptly got itself combat camoed by a Prowler with ADHL. Lol. Spent then game glued to a wall.

I should have a few free hobby hours this week-end. So, maybe some WIPs? I hope things warm up enough soon, so I can do some water effects. I don't like mixing the stuff indoors ( I use a two part epxoy called Superglaze). And it doesn't cure well when things are cold.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/13 07:27:26


Post by: Camkierhi


Tower looks brilliant, for idea's for others. Replace wood with iron sheeting or ceramite armour and boom 40k watchtower, bit more glass, and it's a control tower on an airfield.

Great stuff, inspirational all round.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/13 19:02:25


Post by: Red Harvest


Hmmm, I wasn't going to do anything to the towers already shown, except replace the flagpole that was at the top of the watchtower. But I have these things, and I've been wondering how to convert them to Infinity terrain. It was a castle. And yes, we had fun storming it.



Lots of 'glass' might be the way to go with them. Paint them to look more like granite, which is a common facing material these days. Something to think about, get an interesting urban feel that way. Thanks for the idea.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/14 20:18:20


Post by: OneManNoodles


Any more terrain your going to dig up? or should I just buy a chinstrap to stop my jaw hitting the floor every time you post.

Its nice to see such varied and skillfully made terrain.

I really, really like that bridge and river.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/14 22:46:57


Post by: Red Harvest


I'm just posting images of the good stuff. There is mediocre stuff too. (a smallish amount, the original bunker and building I did for 2nd ed 40k) The bridge was alwys a favorite of mine too. Inspired by a Warhammer skirmish table I saw at Games Day Baltimore in 2002 (or 2003?) for a scenario called 'troll under the bridge'. I have another WHFB bridge, and a WH40k bridge too.




For the asphalt I used a foam sheet that I found at a local crafts store. Odd stuff-- Creatology soft foam sheet or something it's called. But it does a nice job of lookiing like asphalt without being rough like a textured piece ( sand or whatnot). Here is a road section of it.


Although it could use a bit of work...potholes, cracks, a line down the middle...


And then there is modular stuff, which I like doing.



Lots of variability to this. Sadly, when 3rd ed came out, it became less useful. So I started the Fantasy stuff.

I'll take some photos of the rest of the river and road soon enough. And a few other natural feature terrain pieces.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/17 01:30:02


Post by: Red Harvest


Double posted! Woo-Hoo.Take that automatically appended next post function. Ha!

So a bit of swamp/marsh


and a bit of rugged terrain


And yeah, I've built a few gray gothic ruins. I'm not proud about it though. At least I made them nice and clean



More to come. Thanks for stopping by.




Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/17 01:47:58


Post by: Littletower


There's nothing wrong with a little gothic now and then, just for contrast...

Looks ace, and waiting for more.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/17 01:53:43


Post by: Red Harvest


Che, en esto, No estamos de acuerdo. But Ogive arches are nice.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/17 03:50:24


Post by: Camkierhi


Excellent stuff, your water work is top notch.

And there is always room for Gothic rubble, in any era of play. Because at some point someone thought, "got to have me a Gothic Castle!" and someone will obviously blow it up at the first opportunity.

Again some glass paneling and it would look like one of those fancy smancy restaurants.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/17 07:31:20


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Still looking great!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/17 08:04:05


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks guys.

The trick I found to create water that is on such a shallow platform is to make a very shallow indentation by gluing sand and gravel on the edges, paint it up and then pour in ~1mm of gloss water based polyurethane, like you would use to finish furniture. Then cover it so you don't have dust settling in. Give it a day to dry.

If you texture the indentation before painting, the irregularity of the suface will be reflected in the surface of the water. A really nice effect.

I used 1/8" for the swamp pieces shown above. And nylon bristles from an old toothbrush for the weeds. Looks like some of the paint has finally worn off of some.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/17 10:46:30


Post by: Dr H


All looking good to me. I like that last one.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/17 12:11:39


Post by: OneManNoodles


Love the ruins, especailly the woodwork inside and the tiles on the roof of the last one.

Is the grass drybrushed?

The swamp terrain is really nice, certainly not something I've seen in a long time. really nice


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/17 12:53:47


Post by: Ruglud


I love you Red H - you are my new terrain hero


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/17 18:59:07


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks guys.

The tiles on the roof are a piece from the Old Mordheim plastic spruce. Credit where due. Mordheim had some really cool stuff. The woodwork is scratch though.

The grass is toothbrush bristles or bristles from a pool cleaning brush, primed with gesso, drybrushed (heavily) with kelly green, hit with a dark green wash, light drybrush with yellow.

The swamps were fun to make.

Hmmm, looks like I might be running out of pictures. Time to take more.


...And here they are. The river pieces:



and the road pieces:



which fit with the one bridge above. Never did make a cobblestone road. I need to tidy these up with some yellow lines. Surprisingly they scale well for Infinity. I originally built them wide enough for a Leman Russ.

I'm running low on stuff to show. Means I'll have to start making new stuff. Can't say that's anything but good news

Thanks for stopping by.



Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/19 22:53:45


Post by: Red Harvest


Here is a farm that I built some time ago. It too works very well for Infinity, and Malifaux 1.0 when I played it, because of the wide flat and unadorned bases to the building, the openable doors (using popsicle sticks for giant hinges on the large barn has proven to be a wise thing. Man oh man, they are sturdy.) and the interior access.





And with the roofs removed.


And a wishing well. Lost the bucket and rope bits somewhere along the way.


There are resin low stone fence pieces that go with it, but they are not scratch built. I probably should have built a chicken coop too. Ah well. The roof damage occurred during transport to/from a tournament. I think the movers used a cement mixer to transport things :/

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/19 23:34:49


Post by: Camkierhi


Amazing stuff as we are coming to expect, you do realize you have set your own bar pretty high now, we expect great things!!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/19 23:43:23


Post by: Dr H


Nice work. I like the farm buildings. Nice faded wood tones.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/20 01:42:37


Post by: sir william the bold


This is phenomenal! I love the Eldar buildings! Keep it up

~Subbed


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/21 04:36:46


Post by: Red Harvest


The farmhouses. Had to custom mix the colors. I'm glad it looks right. A heavy dragbrushing with a housepaint for a primer makes nice wood grain texture. The wood is actually strips of a cheerios box (packet? in the UK?) Thanks.

The Eldar style led indirectly to the sort of buildings I started building for Infinity. I like it too. Thanks. The curvy stuff is an interesting exercise in 3d thinking. Challenges are good.

Well, this will be the last of the blast from the past stuff. I'll start with a few WIPs soon enough. Still hoping I'll be able to get some time to do the terrain contest. Time is tight right now. Hence the trip down memory lane, rather than real work. Well, at least y'all know now I'm no dilettante.

A villa fence. Always a good thing to have.



And yet another tower. If you look at the middle photo you can see some more tournament damage...like somebody ran into the thing with a landraider. I'll fix it someday. But for now, it makes for a fun story.


I think I'll try and finish a quonset hut project I started last year, but never could figure out where to take it. I have a few ideas now.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/23 22:53:48


Post by: Camkierhi


Well you got me in the mood for some scenery, love the wall BTW, like it a lot.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/24 10:07:06


Post by: OneManNoodles


Those barns, very nice

I should have guessed you'd have an entire river somewhere...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/24 16:02:21


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks, gentlemen.

An entire river, big giant hills, but sadly, no scratch built trees worth mentioning. I'll have to remedy that at some point. Should have some free time later this week. Still cleaning up after a nasty windstorm last week.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/24 16:08:19


Post by: Littletower


Catching up here!

Full size river and giant hills, those surely go to my wish list!

All looking good


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/24 16:49:38


Post by: Dr H


Nice tower.
I like the grubby white you got on the walls.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/24 17:28:50


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I like the simple hinges in your barn. Great idea! That fence/villa wall looks modular with pegs? Your work is really nice. I like intact stuff even though I don't often build it myself.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/24 23:24:36


Post by: Red Harvest


Yeah the pegs are q-tip shafts. They just keep the pieces together on the table in case off the inevitable bumpings. The walls are low density styrofoam ( I think I cut up some packaging for it) with paper glued on top... homebrew foamcore Lots of drybrushing with thick housepaint to get texture, then a few washes to get the splashed mud effect at the bottom.

These walls still see plenty of use too.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/25 07:19:17


Post by: lennymaybe


Some really nice terrain on show here. I'm looking forward to seeing some new projects.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/26 06:08:29


Post by: Mastiff


So much great work in here, it's very inspiring to look at. Thanks for sharing!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/29 19:04:21


Post by: Xysis


Thanks for the feedback on my Infinity project. Got me thinking about just using the Tech-Bee as a diorama piece for now

This project is great. I'm in dire need of some new terrain and you have a lot of good ideas in here. Already scavenging recyclables for potential terrain pieces thanks to you

Also fantastic work crafting those vehicles. I need to try that.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/03/31 15:18:20


Post by: Red Harvest


No problem. Glad to help.

Vehicles are a fun thing to build, but take as much time, if not more, than buildings, at least for me. Now I just need to start converting the ones I have into Infinity usable stuff. I'll get there.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/05 08:04:31


Post by: Red Harvest


I managed to snag a little building time. First chance in nearly a month. I'm calling this the Quinfinity hut. I started it last year, but tossed it into the WIP bucket because I had no idea how I wanted to finish it. Now I do
The photos from before:


The current progress. I'm using ideas from the Hab modules. This will join the set, and I can make a nice themed table with it and a few other pieces.


It needs more detail of course, and a few other things, but any step in the right direction is progress, no matter how small.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/05 12:19:43


Post by: Littletower


Nice take on the Quonset concept, interesting adaptation to your ongoing theme.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/05 13:10:19


Post by: Dr H


I like the hex tiling, that's a good look.

The front is looking a bit wattle and daub at the moment, just don't paint it black and white...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/05 15:15:22


Post by: Red Harvest


Well Littletower, it was seeing your contest entry that reminded me I had this thing lying around. And needed to finish it. I blocked out three or 4 about this time last year. Then promptly started up my big bourak building.

Wattle and Daub. Lol. Good one. Everything will be painted to match the hab modules.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/05 17:22:01


Post by: Ruglud


Tudor style Put a circular door on it and it'd be perfect for a certain Hobbit and his nephew


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/05 18:21:42


Post by: Theophony


Nice work on the quinfinity but. I love the look of infinity, I just can't even think about another game system. But I love the look of the yu jing, especially the monks.

The hayloft if the farmhouse set gives me worries though. I busted my head open as a kid (3 times actually, explains a lot) while at a cousins house. We were swinging out the hayloft into a huge pile of hay. Somewhere along the lines we got the idea to see who could swing out the farthest. I didn't win, but I did get too far out and let go at the wrong time. A few dozen stitches later and I was up for round two, but that was ixnayed by the families.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/05 19:37:28


Post by: Xysis


I like the hut, has a futuristic prefab shelter look to if


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/15 11:50:59


Post by: lennymaybe


The building is looking excellent, I'm excited to see it finished.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/21 09:29:30


Post by: Camkierhi


You do have a nack for producing brilliance from very simple ideas, you are definately old school, in the best way.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/23 19:40:52


Post by: Red Harvest


So, I'm just going to leave this here....



First piece of Royal Mail I've ever received. Thank You very much Cam. It is a great supply drop. And you do know how hard it is to get milliput in the US? We end up using Apoxie-sculpt-- which is good stuff too. (Plasticine is another one. Sculpey or Fimo are the equivalents.) I think the sheet of rivets may see more use as buttons and lights on consoles, and entry lock pads etc... But I'll be sure to to do rivetting with them The little 'gems' can be backlight for a really nifty effect I think. This was way more than I expected for 2nd place. I salute you and your generosity, sir.

Now, yeah, I know, get to work, I've got terrain to build


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/23 20:07:03


Post by: Viktor von Domm


would it have hurt to invite me to this party?...argh... your thread is literally amazing... I just had a quick quasi orgasm rollthrough through your thread...which left me with the decision that I need to reread it completely now...and take LOTS of notes to now my next to do list(s)...there is so much stuff that I want for my own... your a cornucopia of inspiration and ideas and ways to get there...I am literally floored...

I think I will show this thread in it´s entirety tomorrow to my wife...(feel knighted...)


cheers, (still gasping) vik


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/23 20:45:12


Post by: bbb


Wow! Milliput.... I can remember getting into the hobby back in the late 90s and always wondering, "Where do they get this Milliput stuff they always talk about?"


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/23 22:07:20


Post by: Red Harvest


All you had to do was click the banner in my sig, Vic. I can't make things easier than that...

And Thank you for the compliments, freund von mir.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/23 22:30:36


Post by: Valhalla130


These are really excellent terrain pieces. My hat's of to your abilities, sir.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/24 05:44:57


Post by: Viktor von Domm


The thing is, these days I am way more often at dakka via my mobile...and that's not showing any avatars or sigs...mea culpa nevertheless...
Und danke gleichfalls


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/04/24 06:44:54


Post by: Barzam


Man, if I could build scenery (or vehicles) that well from scratch, I don't think I'd ever buy a terrain piece again. nice work.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/02 06:29:16


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks Guys.
Barzam, I probably spend way more money buying the tools than I ever would if I just bought the terrain directly. But I have way more fun this way.

April was a brutal month. I accomplished so little. But I finished, for the most part the quinfinity hut, now I just need to paint it. Maybe add a few details-- some vent either on the side or roof, and some sort of external utility box I think. There is actual 'glass' in the windows but it doesn't show in the photo. A widow's walk perhaps?



Also made a small catwalk/bridge to connect the hab units. Might make 1 more, but more like a breezeway. and another 'utility box' for scatter seen above and below.



Just need to do some painting. I'll worry about finishing details like signage when I think the building is done (Ie. I have built a 4x4 table''s worth of stuff) So I can get a unified look.

But onto something more interesting.



I've decided I don't like having it on the hill like this, so I am going to put it on a terrace and balance it out with another building.
(and just noticing how small the mini looks. I think of this as a small building too. In scale it is. People build way too small IMHO)



The plan is to transform the pink foam into a terrace for the 2 buildings. second building will be like the first, although I want a split level to it. And of course a dome. Same as first building or something else? like


or

or

which is stepped and ogival


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/02 08:21:10


Post by: Camkierhi


Great to see you working on something. Love everything of course.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/02 12:04:02


Post by: bbb


Great stuff as always.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/02 14:49:43


Post by: Dr H


Hut and bridge both look great

Look forward to the new build.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/02 22:31:29


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks guys. The hab module set is becoming a nice pick up and put down sort of project. But, no thoughts on domes?

Anyway, this from LittleTower's thread:

 xXWeaponPrimeXx wrote:
 Viktor von Domm wrote:
what I would like to know, how do you create the templates to create these curves? that is exactly why I still haven´t went from blocky to curved builds, I can´t figure out how to create surfaces that fit the needed space the way you two (red harvest and LT) do...be sure of my envy


I too would like to know this.



Here is something basic. Make a form out of something-- here you see I used cardstock from food packaging. Pre-curve the material. In this case, it is poster board. (that's what the copper pipe is for, sort of like a rolling pin. for plasticard I would use heat.) Press the material onto the form and then glue a second layer of material onto it. Then a third. This is usually enough to ensure that the material holds the shape . Add additional layers until you have the desired thickness.



Making the form is fairly straightforward. And you can use any sorts of materials for it. And if you treat these things as parts, you can build something bigger. Spoilered in case you have inner ear/balance/vertigo problems.
Spoiler:


The trick with paper is to figure out which direction it wants to curve. Try it sometime with a piece of cardstock. It will flex easily in one direction but not in the perpendicular direction. I don't think plasticard has this directionality.

You could also use the form as part of the piece itself:




and voila, a dome is born. This incidentally, is pretty much how I created the form shown in the first photo montage.

Hope this helps.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/03 00:08:55


Post by: Littletower


Great walk-through

Just to add a bit, cardboard can be moistened (lightly) while shaping it over the matrix, both to help the moulding (especially with complex curves) and preserving the new shape once dry.

Plastic, on the other hand, will mostly self-support itself in the given shape after heat-forming.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/03 10:42:54


Post by: Dr H


But, no thoughts on domes?
Oh yes. I think a matching dome would be best for buildings that are that close and part of the same complex.

I know how you do it, but it still looks like magic to me. I'll have to give it a go one day.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/04 16:38:01


Post by: Red Harvest


No magic Doc, just glue. I think you are correct, matching domes. Thanks for the input. I'm thinking to make it internally accessible too , for playability.

Thanks Littletower. For moistening, just use a slightly damp sponge, or even a piece of foam like that which comes with the minis (if they still include that with GW stuff.)


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/04 22:32:29


Post by: Mastiff


Thanks for taking the time to explain the steps you use. The results are amazing.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/04 22:34:46


Post by: Ruglud


Checking back in, wonderful tutorials boss.

Would love to see your take on something like this...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/05 05:02:33


Post by: Red Harvest


Awesome find Ruglud. It will take me a while to soak it all in. Perfect futuristic stuff

I wonder if this guy (Bugbait-nz, used to be, and still could be at WhineWarseer. Haven't looked at that forum in 5 years...) has seen it too. Scroll down to post #229 and #234, if the link doesn't work right.

Although, If one used large domes, say 20-30 cm in diameter, interior access is possible...

But for crazy domed stuff, see the Nevsky cathedral in Sofia Bulgaria http://www.sofia-guide.com/assets/800px-AlexanderNevskyCathedral.jpg If I can ever figure out how to make the interior accessible I would like to build something inspired by that.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/11 07:29:57


Post by: Red Harvest


So to continue my scatter shot approach I've re-started another building. This is what it was going to be like



I decided that I really did not like the roof. I was going for another rooftop garden sort of thing, but meh, not this way. So, I've worked on a bit of a change...


I will put a dome on it... of course. Those are more or less one of the unifying features for this table. I'll see about working in some sort of greenery or tile or water once I finish the dome.



Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/11 21:47:44


Post by: Dr H


Lots of nice shapes going on there. Look forward to more progress.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/11 22:19:17


Post by: Camkierhi


 Red Harvest wrote:
So to continue my scatter shot approach I've re-started another building. This is what it was going to be like



I decided that I really did not like the roof. I was going for another rooftop garden sort of thing, but meh, not this way. So, I've worked on a bit of a change...


I will put a dome on it... of course. Those are more or less one of the unifying features for this table. I'll see about working in some sort of greenery or tile or water once I finish the dome.



Beautiful work, great shapes, really fancy having a go soon. So inspirational.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/13 20:58:03


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks guys. I have to admit that it is a bit of fun just making up shapes as I go. Kind of like building sandcastles, only these are longer lasting I think the challenge is to keep the asymmetry and still maintain the balance and proportion.

So, a few late stage WIPs of the dome for this building. I went with a traditional shape, and more ribbing.


Needs a bit more smoothing. Thing is the wood filler is great for paper, but I need to use high grit (180 or 220) sandpaper to avoud damaging the paper. So tedious at times. Still, this is to my eyes an improvement on the rooftop garden. I still might find some space for a bit of the garden motif though. The greens and blues contrast nicely with all the brown tones. And a few windows somewhere too. And of course the usual building details.

The way the dome portion fits to the roof though, might need to re-think that, so that we can get to the interior of the building and leave the dome in place.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/13 21:09:55


Post by: Dr H


Looks excellent.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/14 03:48:58


Post by: Camkierhi


Fantastic work, love it.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/19 10:10:17


Post by: Red Harvest


Thank you much gentlemen.

Minimal progress on the terrace. But every step towards the goal, no matter how small, is progress. I'm sure I've said that. Anyway, started the 'terracing effect. Going to build some stairs into this terrace, and on the other side. Maybe some other stuff too.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/19 12:55:09


Post by: MagosBiff90


Hey mate! I really like this! Lovely organic shapes going on with those buildings and the form of the terrace is nice!

My only point... and it is my own personal preference... is there is a little bit of awkwardness between the lovely organic nature of the buidings... and the regular grid like appearance of the hexagons on the terrace...... IMHO i think even circular terrace peices.... or a swirling effect would tie it all together.....

Please dont take it as a negative..as i said it is only my opinion..... but the build and the quality is top notch!



Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/19 17:35:47


Post by: Dr H


Nice steps, towards your goal.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/19 19:28:04


Post by: Red Harvest


 MagosBiff90 wrote:
Hey mate! I really like this! Lovely organic shapes going on with those buildings and the form of the terrace is nice!

My only point... and it is my own personal preference... is there is a little bit of awkwardness between the lovely organic nature of the buidings... and the regular grid like appearance of the hexagons on the terrace...... IMHO i think even circular terrace peices.... or a swirling effect would tie it all together.....

Please dont take it as a negative..as i said it is only my opinion..... but the build and the quality is top notch!



Thanks, and remember C&C is always welcome The plan is to paint the hexes like terra cotta tiles so they blend in a bit better. But if it doesn't work, I'll rip 'em up and try something different. Or rip up a few here and there to remove the regularity of the pattern... hmmm, you may be onto something MagosBiff.

Well, Dr H, they are baby steps at the moment, but I'll get there. One hopes that I complete enough by the end of August that I can showcase it in a local tournament.

And now I need to build a rest-room in that time frame too.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/28 07:57:22


Post by: Red Harvest


So Comfort Station Zebra. For the LoER contest. A little progress. I'm finding this a nice challenge too.


Going for a 28mm scale thing here, so don't let that enormous base trick your eyes. In scale the stupid thing is like ~135-138 cm in diameter (4'10") Try tracing a circle that size and then stand in it. Sheesh. I would so prefer 20mm bases. But won't happen. I'll live with it. Bah. Enough whining. I've got plumbing to build

And for grins, I found the floorplans for an adobe style guesthouse. So, to prove a point



I'm going to build the thing to 28mm scale. And it will be playable. Might do something about those right angles though.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/28 10:47:51


Post by: Camkierhi


Looking square, !!!

Great start, glad your in it.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/28 10:52:05


Post by: Viktor von Domm


ye ol show off! making two of the outhouses in different styles...

looking really good, and is again showing how to approach these things... I never would have thought to enlarge a RL template to use it as a means for orientation ... very interesting groundwork already!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/28 10:54:49


Post by: GrimDork


Wow how did I miss this blog? Awesome stuff gonna have to catch up a bit.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/28 12:05:02


Post by: Theophony


Wow , love the floor plan idea. Never got into infinity, but that setup would be cool for a paramilitary style game where you need to snatch a target in a hotel or office complex .


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/28 19:46:17


Post by: Red Harvest


Hmm, that was exactly what I was thinking, Theo. Use it as a safe house to rescue/assassinate the civvie (a non-combatant mini which we use in Infinity from time to time.) The idea is to have 3 of them for a shell game scenario.

Second one is not an outhouse Vik, but as can be seen, does have rather a nice bathroom. That bathtub in the upper right left corner is huge. Which is cool, since it is a good place for a model to hide in, even with the big base

edit: Yeah trouble telling left from right sometimes.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/28 19:51:44


Post by: Viktor von Domm


I do have my difficulties with such plans...thus I try not to move inbetween apartments too often... can´t really tell when I see such plans if I should get me that new apartment^^


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/29 09:20:12


Post by: Red Harvest


Apartment? Get yourself and the family a house, Vik. That way you can turn the basement into your workshop. It's what I've ended up doing. So peaceful and quiet down there...

Anyway, some more progress. Started the exterior walls


And a bit of work for the floor and doorways.


I think I'll just print out a tile pattern for the floor, rather than paint it. I've found that works pretty well if you print on 75# or 110# paper and seal the printed tiles with a polyurethane. But Ojo! spray the stuff, don't brush it on or you will smear the ink.

Got to get this stuff out of the way so I can get started on what really matters. Plumbing


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/29 16:45:40


Post by: Camkierhi


Looking great dude, but surely you should cut the tiles individually, from mother of pearl?


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/29 18:21:50


Post by: Viktor von Domm


by the way... that projects is running with the name comfort station zebra...any relation to the rock Hudson movie ice station zebra?...

the walls look terrific...


and plumbing is what made humanity do the biggest leap of progress...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/29 20:24:16


Post by: Red Harvest


Yup, the movie indeed. +1 Vik. Saw it many years ago, one of the Saturday morning matinee things local TV stations used to do around here. Can't remember a thing about it except the title.

Now hand cut from mother of pearl... Hmm, well, I want to avoid a repetitive motion injury here. I was thinking this

But this is nice too Perhaps this on the walls?

There is some time to experiment.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/29 21:13:43


Post by: Viktor von Domm


ambitious...

the movie I saw also many years ago... it was the first time I heard the Russian version of good by "до свидания!" (doswidanja) which totally got stuck in my brain back then...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/29 21:48:01


Post by: Ruglud


Awesome, you're building the Honeycomb Maze from Takeshi's Castle

BANSAI !!

Spoiler:



Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/29 22:32:26


Post by: Dr H


lol Ruglud.

Good progress Red.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/30 01:03:08


Post by: Red Harvest


Excellent find Ruglud. I now have my next project

The only Russian I remember learning is до дна, товарищ! (to the bottom, Comrade. A drinking expression)

Anyway, quick and dirty floor tiles. As my painting skills wane (eyesight, hands... aging really sucks) my digital imaging skills wax. One door closes and another opens I guess. Hope it doen't lead to an Oni


Only I got lazy and used a rattlecan sealer instead of airbrushing on a water-based polyurethane. So, it smells, and I'll have to let it finish off-gassing before I can do more work. At least on the interior.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/05/30 12:11:47


Post by: GrimDork


That is looking nice


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/05 07:42:42


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks Grimdork.

Quick Update. Did the walls for the comfort station, but messed up the door panels, so back to the cutting board for that.


And to glue things


The Adobe House

And with the floor in place. The blue tiles are for the bathroom area. I figure If I screw up the comfort station, I can do something with this bathroom toilet throne.


And a nice exterior shot.


Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/05 08:07:25


Post by: Camkierhi


Great work, both looking fantastic. Some lovely curves going on.

Isn't it amazing how if you try and real scale stuff it looks slightly off. 40K has ruined us. Don't get me wrong it looks Freakin awesome. But by GW standards shoulld be 50% bigger or a good 30% smaller if using vehicle scale?


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/05 13:05:47


Post by: Theophony


Floors are looking excellent as well as all the texture to the outside walls . Yes there is definitely something you can do with the throne .


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/05 15:02:46


Post by: Dr H


Good work Red.
How you get those cutouts so neat is beyond me...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/05 22:28:49


Post by: Red Harvest


 Camkierhi wrote:
Great work, both looking fantastic. Some lovely curves going on.

Isn't it amazing how if you try and real scale stuff it looks slightly off. 40K has ruined us. Don't get me wrong it looks Freakin awesome. But by GW standards shoulld be 50% bigger or a good 30% smaller if using vehicle scale?

Well GW vehicle scale is all over the place. The Leman Russ (based on the old French tank the Char B1, FYI) is risible. It is also one of the first vehicles they made. I had one in '95. The Rhino on the other hand, scales like this (using the 28mm to the eyes of a person of average height scale)

........................Rhino.............Bradley Fighting Vehicle
Length.............6.55m...............6.55m
Width..............4.23m...............3.6m
Height.............2.72m................2.98m* (*includes turret)
[how the do you set up charts on this forum anwyay )
So they are comparable, but the rhino is a bit wider. I don't have other vehicle measuements for comparison, but I think most of the vehicles they did a decade ago turned out all right, mostly.

As far as the minis go, well, when I first saw the Infinity minis, they seemed slender and small. My perception adjusted quickly enough, and now the GW human and near human minis look crude and grotesque to me, like little plastic or pewter troglodytes. The non-human stuff has no point of comparison, so they still look fine. See for yourself.


Yeah I know. Finish painting them.
 Theophony wrote:
Floors are looking excellent as well as all the texture to the outside walls . Yes there is definitely something you can do with the throne .

The Imp of the Perverse said something like that to me just the other day I have something planned. It will make for an entertaining moment, if nothing else. You'll see.

 Dr H wrote:
Good work Red.
How you get those cutouts so neat is beyond me...

Like this Doc...

First measure and use the knife to notch the material where you wish to cut. This way you are not off by the width of a pencil line, accidentally of course.

If you do need to use a pencil, remember to make witness marks (the little 'x' )so you know on which side of the pencil line to cut.

I use a version of a 'J' hook for my cutting board. The wooden fence is fixed to the board (an old piece of particle board) , and I use the square against it to make perpendicular cuts. Hold the material flush to the fence and cut away.

You could also combine the square with a triangle to do the same thing.

I don't hold the blade at a high angle like this

But rather a lower angle, like this

This also helps avoid fouling the cuts in foamcore too.

And finally, I do what I'm not supposed to

I hone the blade from time to time to keep it sharp and to make it last longer

Hope this helps.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/05 22:53:45


Post by: Dr H


Thanks for that. Shows just where I'm going wrong...

...That is the point where I do pretty much none of the above and then roughly measure and cut by eye.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/05 23:39:57


Post by: Theophony


you use a rock to sharpen your blade? all these years I've been using pidgeons to hone my blade no wonder PETA keeps me on the naughty list. Guess my blade won't be sticky anymore either


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/06 01:26:17


Post by: Red Harvest


Well, in my defense it is only half a rock. But all those blades come with the do not resharpen warning, I do it anyway. I live dangerously. I also grind down old utility knife blades to make interesting exacto knife blades. I'm what they call a 'bad seed'.

Oh, and PETA.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/10 03:52:14


Post by: Red Harvest


Updates


Can't glue everything together until the interior is all done. Thinking stainless steel sinks for this. Blue tiles for the walls. Toilet color? Hmmm... And the showers, mother of pearl tiles. Because I can.. dream, anyway

And the reserve project

Being able to stand the mini on the walls like that means it will playable. Ha! It'll mean the mini is actually in the space between the walls. Or so goes the theory. Now onto the rest.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/10 19:52:11


Post by: OneManNoodles


Very nice. The interior of the comfort station looks great, the walls are just plain awesome.

They only moan about about the blades because it means less $ in their pocket. Also yes PETA, they are not even active in the UK and I wish them some Darwin awards.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/10 20:40:54


Post by: Dr H


Good progress Red. Shaping up nicely.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/12 10:09:20


Post by: Red Harvest


 OneManNoodles wrote:
Very nice. The interior of the comfort station looks great, the walls are just plain awesome.

They only moan about about the blades because it means less $ in their pocket. Also yes PETA, they are not even active in the UK and I wish them some Darwin awards.


Oh, I kind of like some of the "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" posters. That and the lettuce bikinis some of them wear hereabouts when protesting. Not that I'm a sexist pig or anything like that

Thanks for the compliments, Noodles and Doc.

So, the shower. Still contemplating the faucet handles, and the stall door. I like the idea of two faucet handles, but a lot of shower faucet handles are single lever these days. And glass doors, but that doesn't seem such a good idea for this piece, even frosted glass. So, More research. Anyway, the start...

Top view for scale.


And a couple of side views to show the shower head and the drain.



The tile is supposed to be mother of pearl. For the showerhead I just filed down the head of a pin-- the kind with the round head-- and bent the shaft to the right angle. Makes for a convincing enough shower head in this scale, methinks. Need to get a better photo of the drain too.

Thanks for stopping by


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/12 11:10:01


Post by: Viktor von Domm


the pinhead for the shower head is a brilliant idea! my own OCD tho now needs due to the shower you implemented here a se through door....after all..how to avoid all that splashing water ... or at least lets have a slippery when wet sign later on



Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/12 11:16:50


Post by: dantay_xv


Why no have no door or a shower curtain, make it more llike a wet-room

Looks absolutely ace.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/12 11:50:56


Post by: Theophony


I'd go glass doors or glass block except for a walk in space. A curtain would look out of place with such nice tile work.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/12 11:59:26


Post by: GrimDork


Wow that shower head is awesome the rest is pretty darn spiffy too!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/12 19:36:39


Post by: Camkierhi


Pretty great stuff, loving the mother of pearl.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/12 20:07:55


Post by: OneManNoodles


Really cool idea for that shower head, how did you make the drain?


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/12 23:30:14


Post by: GrimDork


I may have to steal some of these surfacing ideas when it comes time to put floors in multi-story deadzone buildings, they're really classing up the place!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/12 23:45:47


Post by: monkeytroll


I'd go for frosted glass doors.

All looking good here....apart from the armed voyeur clambering around above the toilets......


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/13 01:27:19


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks all. I'm thinking frosted white glass too. I'll try that first. 'Cuz I have the material on hand to do it.

 OneManNoodles wrote:
Really cool idea for that shower head, how did you make the drain?


Used a hole punch, painted the disk with metallics, then stabbed a pattern into the top with a pin that I jammed into a bamboo skewer...
How about some pix?

My hi-tech ejection system to dislodge the plugs

All the bits, and my homebrew probe/hole punch/whatever

After painting them silver and stabbing them multiple times

And done


For the shower head

and putting it together. I'll cut the pin shorter later, when I'm ready to glue it into place.


Still need to figure out the faucet parts. Then onto sinks. I'm saving the thrones for last.

 Camkierhi wrote:
Pretty great stuff, loving the mother of pearl.


It was your suggestion, good sir. It does look better in RL too. The stuff doesn't photograph easily.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/13 01:59:01


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


wow, Cool bathroom/shower.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/13 09:18:30


Post by: Viktor von Domm


now that ís again a very nice tut mister red!....I too love my holepunch...now with extra use 3214...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/13 13:07:02


Post by: Theophony


For the handle couldn't you do similar to the shower head? Make a flat back like the drain, flatten the tip of the pin again, but this time attach that to the drain piece, bend the pin right at the head, cut it short and you have a single handle control.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/13 13:23:06


Post by: SilverMK2


Need some Starship Troopers style communal showers

Excellent looking stuff so far with some great ideas on materials.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/13 13:37:07


Post by: Dr H


Nice work on the shower.

It is possible to make the taps from sprue
Spoiler:


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/14 00:57:15


Post by: Red Harvest


Yes Doc, I saw that already Ingenious. I think If you had enough sprue you could move the world.


 Theophony wrote:
For the handle couldn't you do similar to the shower head? Make a flat back like the drain, flatten the tip of the pin again, but this time attach that to the drain piece, bend the pin right at the head, cut it short and you have a single handle control.


I was thinking something like that, but with 2 handles, one above the other (the on/off handles and the water mix handle) as seen in some modern showers.

Of course I missed a beat there. Should have made the drain and backplate hex shaped Hmm, I suppose it is possible to overdue the hexes...

 SilverMK2 wrote:
Need some Starship Troopers style communal showers

Excellent looking stuff so far with some great ideas on materials.


Find me some Dina Meyer miniatures to put in said communal shower and sure, why not? No Casper Van Dien's though. Not going to have a sausage party in the shower.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/14 01:52:52


Post by: Theophony


I wondered about the hexagon fixation with infinity. How about a hexagon bar of soap on a rope


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/16 02:12:58


Post by: Red Harvest


I'm not sure why the hexagons are "Infinity" but I like them much more than skulls. I find the skull motif repulsive. Too much like the totenkopf.

 Theophony wrote:
For the handle couldn't you do similar to the shower head? Make a flat back like the drain, flatten the tip of the pin again, but this time attach that to the drain piece, bend the pin right at the head, cut it short and you have a single handle control.


Why, of course...


Works out very well. Thanks for the idea The top knob is on/off and of course water flow, the bottom is the mixer for hot/cold. I will need to do some painting on them to indicate that of course. But I'm convinced that these are believable. Pins. Go figure.

And the frosted glass door, WIP



If you dismantle a disposable razor, you can get some interesting bits.


I used the black pieces in the manufacture of the shower handles, along with pins. Also, Another use for the pins...


Faucets for sinks!


Thanks for stopping by


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/16 02:20:29


Post by: GrimDork


Wow. You are entirely too good at this


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/16 02:54:27


Post by: Gorgrimm


 Red Harvest wrote:
Well, I learned Castellano from Colombians and actual Castilians, so my Spanish isn't quite Central American-- which is what we normally hear in the US, obviously. Leads to some amusing situations.


Hahaha, yeah. I learned my Spanish from East coast schools in the 1990s. It turned out to be Castellano, from Spain. Spanish Spanish.Not worth much in the Western US. All of the idioms are off , most people look at me with a kind of confused, WTH is this guy trying to say expression, so I stopped trying to speak Spanish to folks. Like someone learning English as a second language from someone in England and then trying to talk to Americans. The idioms are all wrong.

I've actually had a hard time trying to understand people in certain parts of England, and we are supposedly speaking the same language!

Anyway, love your work. I am relatively sure I could not ever be that accurate working with card. Beautiful terrain.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/16 12:32:13


Post by: TheFireDrake


Ow i do love this kind of stuff. Please more.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/16 18:29:16


Post by: monkeytroll


That's some great work with the pins on the shower and sink


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/16 18:47:26


Post by: pfibp


Great work. Love the details.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/16 18:52:51


Post by: Theophony


Uses number 102, 103, 104, 105, and 106 for pins . Don't forget to use the long parts to be the granny bars in the shower or next to the toilet. You could also make towel bars out of them too. And use 4 of them with the heads being the feet going up to a piece of plastic for those elderly shower chairs.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/16 20:25:30


Post by: Viktor von Domm


I'm not sure why the hexagons are "Infinity" but I like them much more than skulls. I find the skull motif repulsive. Too much like the totenkopf.

this!!!! so many times!!!!

and I just love how you got scale and design so cool worked out...it simply looks stunning... and also... your whole love for hexes has inspired my hex shaped turret of my current project!!!

just one minor thought... wouldn´t the sink be needed in hex shape too???...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/16 21:53:54


Post by: OneManNoodles


Excellent use of pins, I wouldn't bother painting them either. Keep it up!

Hexagons > skulls for most most practical applications (can opener?).


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/16 22:18:36


Post by: monkeytroll


As long as you keep the incisors sharpened skulls make great can openers........


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/16 22:45:55


Post by: Dr H


Good job on the shower and sink.

It's so nice to see other people making scale bathroom items at the same time as I am, makes it seem more normal...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/17 02:28:33


Post by: Red Harvest


Of course it's normal. Like flying a kite at night normal....

Thanks everybody.

Vik, the orginal baneblade had hexagonal turrets on the sponsons IIRC.

 Gorgrimm wrote:
 Red Harvest wrote:
Well, I learned Castellano from Colombians and actual Castilians, so my Spanish isn't quite Central American-- which is what we normally hear in the US, obviously. Leads to some amusing situations.


Hahaha, yeah. I learned my Spanish from East coast schools in the 1990s. It turned out to be Castellano, from Spain. Spanish Spanish.Not worth much in the Western US. All of the idioms are off , most people look at me with a kind of confused, WTH is this guy trying to say expression, so I stopped trying to speak Spanish to folks. Like someone learning English as a second language from someone in England and then trying to talk to Americans. The idioms are all wrong.

I've actually had a hard time trying to understand people in certain parts of England, and we are supposedly speaking the same language!

Anyway, love your work. I am relatively sure I could not ever be that accurate working with card. Beautiful terrain.


Thanks. I find I need to turn on the close captioning for certain UK programs on TV. The accuracy of things is simply a matter of practice. Like improving any other skill, you work to improve and it happens.

 Theophony wrote:
Uses number 102, 103, 104, 105, and 106 for pins . Don't forget to use the long parts to be the granny bars in the shower or next to the toilet. You could also make towel bars out of them too. And use 4 of them with the heads being the feet going up to a piece of plastic for those elderly shower chairs.


I regret to inform you that Comfort Station Zebra will not comply with the ADA. And "Granny Bars"? Is that what you guys in the Midwest call them?

I'lll have to make door handles with them, for the chrome effect. No towel bars. Hooks. Time permitting.

 OneManNoodles wrote:
Excellent use of pins, I wouldn't bother painting them either. Keep it up!

Hexagons > skulls for most most practical applications (can opener?).


Some people make drinking cups from them.

The pins are in fact painted. One of them is brass (the one used for the center handle) and all the plates are paper or plastic and needed paint anyway.



Automatically Appended Next Post:
Ah so the glass doors.

First the doorway.

Now the door, which is cut out from one of those cheap DVD cases. You know the kind that breaks when you look at it. Yeah. Those.

Hinging this will be..erm, interesting. Mayby I'll use... wait for it... Pins! I like the chrome frame to the thing too. Saw that somewhere during the research. Surprisingly, typing "shower stalls" into a search engine turned up nothing NSFW. Ah well.

Another view to give an idea of scale. As one can see, the shower stall is just right.


For you perverts out there. And I know you're out there...


One more of these doors to do, then the exterior walls with built in shelves and the showers will be done. Then the sinks.

Here is what a finished shower will look like, more or less. Insomnia struck me so, meh, I finished it off. Yay progress.


Now to find some shampoo bottles in the right scale...

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/17 08:26:55


Post by: Viktor von Domm


shampoo bottles... the resident sprue doc would recommend ...sprue and carving...

playmobil stuff would probably be too much out of scale...

or use an epic marine and but a "cap" on it and you get one of these "toy" like shower bottles...^^

and checking in for pervert status


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/17 15:13:22


Post by: Dr H


Bottles. You know you could make them out of... Oh... Vik got in there first...

If you carve the shape of the bottle into the end of a piece of sprue you have a nice handle to hold it with. Then once the shape is right, just cut it to length.

Oh, a little SM shampoo bottle would be hilarious. I will have to remember that one.

Good work Red.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/17 18:31:30


Post by: monkeytroll


I love nite-kiting, great if you have a glow-in-the-dark kite

And aren't granny bars the kind of place you'd find Wayne Rooney hanging around in?


All looking good here by the way Red


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/17 19:22:55


Post by: Viktor von Domm


at the doc... I really have to remember that full length of sprue carving... that is so much more useful then carving from the needed length... (no pun intended...)



Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/17 23:01:44


Post by: Red Harvest


It is an old carving trick actually. I learned it doing wood-carving in Boy Scouts. WE were allowed to have knives back in the day when common :censored: sense still prevailed and people knew the difference between things meant as tools and things meant as weapons...

 monkeytroll wrote:
I love nite-kiting, great if you have a glow-in-the-dark kite

And aren't granny bars the kind of place you'd find Wayne Rooney hanging around in?


All looking good here by the way Red


Thanks. Granny Bars are where you would find Cougars, and not the feline kind . Nite-Kiting is a Class C felony in Maryland.

A q-tip (not sure the UK term... cotton swab on a stick) shaft, or a lollipop handle is about the right diameter for the bottle part. Find a way to put a cap on it, and a label (printed label. There's no way in the nine layers of Hell that I could paint that kind of detail) and I think it might work. Now, those round areas of a sprue piece are about the height and right diameter for the lotion and cold cream jars and tins though. I still have some sprue lying around -- too useful to throw out -- maybe I'll give it a go.

Thanks for the C&C guys. Much appreciated, as always, even if I don't always say it.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/17 23:29:54


Post by: Dr H


 Red Harvest wrote:
It is an old carving trick actually. I learned it doing wood-carving in Boy Scouts. WE were allowed to have knives back in the day when common :censored: sense still prevailed and people knew the difference between things meant as tools and things meant as weapons...
That's probably where I got it from then. That and my cavalier attitude to tree pruning that I mentioned somewhere else on DD.
Knife, Axe and Saw ftw.

Nite-Kiting is a Class C felony in Maryland.
That only makes me want to do it even more...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/18 01:25:13


Post by: Red Harvest


Ah no man, you don't want to end up in Supermax. Strangeways is a Club Med facility by comparison.

Anyway, it just occurs to me to use clear plastic straws like those that come with brushes. They may be about the right diameter for bottles ~2-2.3 mm dia. Fill them with a tinted epoxy, make a cap and boom, shampoo bottle. Or roll up clear plastic tape? Hmm, going to try it anyway. But that is down the road. Can't distract myself from the task at hand. Making sinks and toilets thrones.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/18 17:35:26


Post by: monkeytroll


A class C felony? Really? Umm, I'm at a loss there, or am I missing something...is nite-kiting slang for something I'm not aware of?

Brush protectors are possibly edging towards a tad on the big side, but should be workable.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/21 06:58:28


Post by: Red Harvest


 monkeytroll wrote:
A class C felony? Really? Umm, I'm at a loss there, or am I missing something...is nite-kiting slang for something I'm not aware of?

Brush protectors are possibly edging towards a tad on the big side, but should be workable.


No not a felony. As slang for anything, nothingt that I am aware of, but y'know, it sounds like it should be.

So more progress, well, of sorts. Proof of concept for the sinks. I used some...wait for it...paper and needles... (Surprised y'all, eh?) 110# paper anyway to make the sink part.



And painted it. For the sink drain I just punched a disc out of that nice chrome contact paper (which I used for the frosted shower door frames too) that I got in the supply drop from the LoER. (A lot of useful stuff in that drop. And I intend to use all of it ) I need to put a few coats of gloss varnish on it of course, to get a glazed porcelain look.


Unsure about the counter top though. Probably just treat it like a laminant surface, which is a pretty common thing in facilities. Although, making it marble might be kind of cool...

Anyway, the sink areas for the comfort station can now proceed, since I've figured out how to to the sinks.


They will have back splashes of course. Mirrors above and I may need to put some sort of cabinets below, so that they will stay in place when I need to take exploded view pictures-- ie the walls are pulled away.

I will add that the one bathroom for the adobe guest-house is starting to creep me out a bit. It is getting too realistic for my eyes. Hmm, maybe the goal should be that people cannot tell it is 28mm scale just from looking at the photos. Now that would be cool.... and a bit creepy too, but mostly cool.

C&C welcomed. Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/21 11:13:12


Post by: monkeytroll


Doh...you got me

Sink looks great, that whole bathroom is looking excellent.



Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/21 14:54:07


Post by: GrimDork


This continues to be impressive, good work


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/21 21:33:30


Post by: Ruglud


It's from Victoria Plumb...

(If you watch English TV you'll know the annoying reference...)

Spoiler:





Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/21 23:05:47


Post by: Dr H


Nice sink work. Looks good.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/22 06:26:10


Post by: Camkierhi


You are doing a brilliant job, and giving us all a masterclass in modelling while you are at it.

Please keep it coming.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/24 03:04:11


Post by: Red Harvest


Victoria Plumb. Sounds more like the name for an 'escort' service eh? Man, that commercial is lame. But the music is even lamer. XD Good for a laugh though.

Thanks Doc. The tub will be coming soon enough Doc, and urinals too. Not sure about making she-inals for the lady's side of the comfort station though. (you'll have to google it.)

Thanks Cam. Progress is always slow and steady with me.

But here is a bit more. The purple is just rubber band to hold it together. Can't glue it all up until the inside is done. Figured I needed to finish the outside of the comfort station. So I started the roof


Made it to look similar to that of the hab modules of course. Then added what I think will be skylights. But I may make them vents, and put skylights on the slanted parts. Have to play around with that.


Also as seen in the last photo, whether to put windows over the sink and urinal areas? Undecided on that too.

A few shots for scale and comparison with the Hab Module.


Still need the stairs and the intakes for water and electrical, and the out-take for water too.

But it's closer to completion today than it was yesterday, so, me gusta.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/24 03:14:35


Post by: GrimDork


Damn fancy stuff, lookin good. I think I like the middle as sky lights.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/25 04:39:13


Post by: adamsouza


Everything looks great.

Those hab modules ahve tons of tiny details


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/26 07:11:10


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks guys. I went with a mix of vents and skylights.

Hey Adamsouza from Massachusetts, do you know a Bill Souza? I vaguely recall somebody by that name from Massachusetts at the NOVA Open 2012. Can't remember what his army was though.

Anyway, a few WIPs


The skylights don't show as well as they should. Lighting, lighting, lighting. Also the stairs are in place. I simplified them from the orginal plan, and made them solid, so they can provide cover in-game. The *glass* is orange so it matches the original Porta-potty I did with the Hab modules.

EDIT: better look at the skylights/vents... and a need for a little filler work to Going to put solar panels on the sloping portions. I think they'll be a neat ( and one hopes, easy) detail.


Anyway, this is for Vik-- goblin is lower right

and why you should never let the Incredible Hulk use the Comfort Station after he has had a dinner at Taco Bell


Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/26 07:26:57


Post by: inmygravenimage


It's really impossible cool, Red. Way to set the bar!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/26 07:41:52


Post by: morgoth


 Red Harvest wrote:

........................Rhino.............Bradley Fighting Vehicle
Length.............6.55m...............6.55m
Width..............4.23m...............3.6m
Height.............2.72m................2.98m* (*includes turret)
[how the do you set up charts on this forum anwyay )


1. Setup chart in a text editor with a monospace font (any text editor is like that by default, just not Word and stuff), using tabs
2. copy paste into forum
3. put in a Code block

4. enjoy


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Also, your stuff is awesome.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/26 11:43:03


Post by: Theophony


The vent and skylights are excellent , nice work on the roof too, I think the hexes are starting to grow on me I will resist infinity I will resist infinity I will not open another browser window for miniaturemarket.......I hate you


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/27 00:53:40


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks guys and merci beaucoup Morgoth.

Theo, to help undermine your resistance, here is the blog for the Corvus Belli painting genius Angel Giraldez http://studiogiraldez.blogspot.com/. His stuff looks even better in person too. So I hear from, well, everybody.

So, are these believable as solar panels? I need to paint the frame of course, and add some wiring. I have some really thin like 30 gauge copper wire that will be just right, scale-wise.


I know it would be cool to use real panels, like those in solar powered calculators and all. Seriously a solar powered piece of terrain. Yeah. Definitely need to try that sometime. In the future. Gotta finish this first.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/27 01:06:22


Post by: GrimDork


I'd say they look pretty good for it.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/27 01:48:53


Post by: adamsouza


 Red Harvest wrote:
Hey Adamsouza from Massachusetts, do you know a Bill Souza?

Souza is a common Portuguese last name. In Massachussetts there are a ton of us. Oddly enough, I can't say that I know a Bill Souza.

why you should never let the Incredible Hulk use the Comfort Station after he has had a dinner at Taco Bell




Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/27 07:41:38


Post by: Viktor von Domm


How did you do those solar panels? "Just" fancy painting or what else is involved here?

Also, with so much cheap camping equipment around these days, a guy that is half heartedly firm in electrics could probably use some to power his terrain for real...saw so much lanterns or garden lights....


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/27 08:20:59


Post by: morgoth


I think it's high definition color printing.

They look okay-ish but on the pictures the lines between the cells aren't very visible.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/28 01:05:14


Post by: Red Harvest


 adamsouza wrote:
 Red Harvest wrote:
Hey Adamsouza from Massachusetts, do you know a Bill Souza?

Souza is a common Portuguese last name. In Massachussetts there are a ton of us. Oddly enough, I can't say that I know a Bill Souza.

why you should never let the Incredible Hulk use the Comfort Station after he has had a dinner at Taco Bell




I had no idea it would be a common surname. It certainly isn't around here. Ah well, thanks for the response.

Vik, Morgoth it was 300 DPI printing.. I was trying to hurry things along. I cannot say that I really like the result. But I had an idea during the drive home.


Just score a grid on a piece of clamshell plastic and place it -- scored side down-- over a piece of black (colored in with a sharpie) paper.


I'm liking this much better. So I'll go ahead and revise the panels.

Also started the final details to the exterior


Vents, and Electrical. Also need HVAC and Water entry/exit stuff, then the exterior will be done... except for the painting and perhaps some (printed) signage.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/28 06:11:14


Post by: morgoth


I think you're crazy for scoring a grid in plastic like that.... also that grid is not much better than the print, I think you can improve the print to get a better result, either by adding some DPI, or by scaling it up a bit to make the lines less fuzzy


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/28 07:08:13


Post by: Camkierhi


Given your taste, I am surprised they are not hexagonal little panels in a hexagonal box?

Both look pretty good to me, adding good detail. Your choice I am afraid in the end.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/28 09:02:26


Post by: morgoth


Speaking of Hexagonal, the tiles I can get on Ebay are all square with chipped corners / octagons with 4 small sides.

Hexagonal Solar Panels would look better with your general design though, that's for sure.
You could replace some of the rooftop tiles with Solar Tiles

I remember an image with those hex solar panels, it's from a game or CGI movie... can't put a name or anything around that though.
The hex tiles were on a big panel attached to a thick tube sticking out of the ground...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/28 14:05:16


Post by: Theophony


Maybe the next house/ main clubhouse should have a domed ceiling that's all glass, no exterior windows needed as all the light could come through the roof.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/28 20:15:44


Post by: Red Harvest


Hex solar tiles in the panel. Never even occurred to me. Derp.

The scored plastic is faster to do than playing around with the printer, at least for me. And I have an, erm, 'economy' printer. Even at high DPI the ink tends to bleed, so really crisp lines don't work out so well. But I still need to print some signs, so maybe I'll revisit the panels, time permitting. I have to get this exterior done ASAp, so I have time to do the interior right, especially the throne.

And hex shaped solar panels... sounds like an array of them would make a nice piece of scatter terrain...

Thanks guys. Lovin' the input

Great idea Theo. I've got this this


that needs a dome. Hmm... but after I finish the comfort station...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/28 21:23:53


Post by: Dr H


Nice detail work, Red.

As a judge, I can't really offer any help that may give you an advantage over others in the competition, but I'll leave this picture here and you can take *cough* thickness *cough* lip / level of the glass *cough* whatever you can from the image.


And nice looking curvy building going there too.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/29 09:01:23


Post by: morgoth


 Red Harvest wrote:
Hex solar tiles in the panel. Never even occurred to me. Derp.

The scored plastic is faster to do than playing around with the printer, at least for me. And I have an, erm, 'economy' printer. Even at high DPI the ink tends to bleed, so really crisp lines don't work out so well. But I still need to print some signs, so maybe I'll revisit the panels, time permitting. I have to get this exterior done ASAp, so I have time to do the interior right, especially the throne.

And hex shaped solar panels... sounds like an array of them would make a nice piece of scatter terrain...

Thanks guys. Lovin' the input

Great idea Theo. I've got this this


that needs a dome. Hmm... but after I finish the comfort station...


For the printer, if your printer sucks (most printers suck), consider a local or online print shop.

If online, you'll really need to combine a lot in one, you can have it printed like superior photo quality, with or without gloss for example, it's going to look a ton better and it's fairly cheap if you can batch it.

Local print shops, almost as good except it's a lot of driving for one solar panel.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/29 17:40:25


Post by: wolfmaster1234


Very good at first glance i thought some of these models where just bought ones you had painted, you are very skilled terrain builder.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/29 20:20:35


Post by: Ruglud


Yeah, the solar panes aren't working with the style of build you have here...

Roof mounted hex panels seem the way to go...
Spoiler:

but I also wonder if an umbrella style might also work - like you say can be used as scatter terrain and complement some of your other pieces?
Spoiler:


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/29 23:09:44


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks Wolfmaster.

@ Doc: link is broken?

@ Morgoth; Yeah, printing at high DPI on good quality photo paper would solve the ink bleed problem-- assuming the source image is of decent quality. Using a service might help too. But these panels are a minor detail for the building, so I was inclined to stick with what I've already done. The important stuff is the inside. Then Ruglud posted that very useful photo, which changed my mind...

 Ruglud wrote:
Yeah, the solar panes aren't working with the style of build you have here...

Roof mounted hex panels seem the way to go...
Spoiler:

but I also wonder if an umbrella style might also work - like you say can be used as scatter terrain and complement some of your other pieces?
Spoiler:


Thanks Ruglud. That first image is perfect inspiration. Those hexes would be perfect. So I'll see what I can come up with tonight. Aggravated an old shoulder injury while splitting wood (Elm, not a very splitty wood either ) , so I am moving very slowly at the moment. Nothing some NSAIDs and rest won't cure. But I did a bit more building beforehand.

However, I am only missing one exterior detail at the moment, the water intake and drain valves. My thinking is use something like what you see on fire engines, with a few valves and gauges-- plus I may find some cheap fire trucks at the local dollar store, saving me a lot of searching/scratch-building.

Here are the WIPs for the other details, a vent, and access panel, and the service entry for the electrical, and the HVAC unit.


Naturally it needs a proper paint job. The bright orange cord is to connect to the generator I built for LoER 8. I suppose I need to build something for a water source too. I was thinking a variant on this, the HIPPO.
Spoiler:


Looks simple enough and fits the theme nicely.

Thanks for stopping by. Forgive the multiple edits. One handed typing is hard :(


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/29 23:44:01


Post by: GrimDork


Wow. Epic aircon, you are just too good at this stuff


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/30 06:36:43


Post by: Camkierhi


Looking awesome.

Aircon is amazing.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/06/30 13:10:59


Post by: Valhalla130


I'm loving the air conditioning system. It's the detail like that that most people forget to add that make it much more realistic.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/02 08:25:55


Post by: Red Harvest


Erm, it was supposed to be a heat pump But yeah, air conditioner, that's what I was really going for Thanks guys. It is kind of fun to build these little bits.

Last detail for the exterior is the water intake and drain. A PITA to do, and I had to resort to a very old method of making pipes


Yup. You wrap the paper around the toothpick to get the desired diameter. The advantage though is the thing is solid, so when you cut it, it doesn't flex and mess up the cut.

And the final results minus the valve handles-- still debating those-- before priming etc...


The valve handles will go where you see pins. I copied the designs from fire engine fixtures, or tried to. I need to make/paint gauges for the intake-- that's the single fixture-- too. Oh, and look for some useful signs. Considering that drain is a septic line, I've got all sorts of ideas for that . I need the exterior done this week, so I can focus on the all important interior, especially the throne rooms.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/02 09:20:22


Post by: Camkierhi


Brilliant work, bloomin' fiddly too.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/02 11:41:39


Post by: GrimDork


Yeah wow, very modern and realistic looking. If I were doing this project I'd be taking all kind of shortcuts and claiming "because future" So, way to kick it contemporary school and do it damn well


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/02 13:26:25


Post by: Valhalla130


Honestly, I couldn't tell the difference between a heat pump and AC unit in real life.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/02 19:59:42


Post by: Red Harvest


 Camkierhi wrote:
Brilliant work, bloomin' fiddly too.

One Word: Tweezers.

As many as you can get.

 GrimDork wrote:
Yeah wow, very modern and realistic looking. If I were doing this project I'd be taking all kind of shortcuts and claiming "because future" So, way to kick it contemporary school and do it damn well

I've just been looking at stuff around me for inspiration on this. The shortcuts may come as the deadline looms ever closer though. From experience, it'll be a rushed paint job.

 Valhalla130 wrote:
Honestly, I couldn't tell the difference between a heat pump and AC unit in real life.

Nor can I But as long as the piece looks like something that belongs, I'm good with it.

Thanks guys. I hope to have all this stuff finished and at least primed tonight. So maybe more pix tomorrow-ish?

Edited because I need to remember that the forum automatically inserts line spaces between quotes and responses.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/02 20:35:53


Post by: Littletower


Raising the bar does not quite say it this time: You are really outdoing yourself now, and that is something!

(And hex solar panels is the way to go, IMHO!)

Even against my own interest (I'm sort of in the Comp too, you know, ), please, do not rush that paintjob, there's time enough yet.

And keep it coming.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/02 21:54:14


Post by: Dr H


Good work, Red. Push those boundaries, that's what the competition is about.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/03 04:50:58


Post by: Red Harvest


Well Doc, love pushing boundaries... As long as they don't push back

 Littletower wrote:
Raising the bar does not quite say it this time: You are really outdoing yourself now, and that is something!

(And hex solar panels is the way to go, IMHO!)

Even against my own interest (I'm sort of in the Comp too, you know, ), please, do not rush that paintjob, there's time enough yet.

And keep it coming.

And I expect you to bring your 'A' game to the comp, good sir

Yeah hexagons. Definitely.

Anwyay, when I mentioned tweezers, here is part of the collection, along with a few other clampy things.


No progress on the outside tonight. I did play around with the interior a bit. I'm thinking half-tiled walls.


I'm not sold on the beige though.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/03 12:28:21


Post by: Valhalla130


Aw c'mon. Every crappy bathroom has to have beige in it. And I don't mean crappy in reference to your work, which is excellent. So far, your attempt at realism has been superb. Don't mess up the realism by not putting in some beige.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/04 06:27:27


Post by: Camkierhi


This is infinity should it not be i-white, or "apple" white?

You know this is actually starting to worry me, I mean IF (it could happen, even without rivets!) this wins the competition, how the heck am I going to make anything worthy of sending to you as a prize????


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/04 11:08:45


Post by: Red Harvest


No worries, there will be a few rivets. Those storage tanks in the first post of this thread. Lots of rivets in those. Sewing pins. All of them. When I rivet, gets real.

In the Cheerful Brightness of the near future, Apple is long gone. So too is Microsoft. Yay. Anyway the Infinity color is that light blue in the 'N'. Or Orange. Not sure which.

 Valhalla130 wrote:
Aw c'mon. Every crappy bathroom has to have beige in it. And I don't mean crappy in reference to your work, which is excellent. So far, your attempt at realism has been superb. Don't mess up the realism by not putting in some beige.


Okay. I left in the beige, but I used one with more yellow, less red. See pix below. Had a bit of insomnia, so made a tiny bit more progress.

Here we go, and a prototype of the sinks


First you take some plastic blisters from medications. Claritin in this case. And glue them to your counter top. I used wood glue, since it will hold this plastic to paper fairly well. Then paint the outside of the pill blister, not the inside. See, still beige, just not pinkish.


And you have nice porcelain sinks, the kind that mount under the counter. In a good scale too, as you can see. And we've already seen how the faucets will look, more or less. So, once the sinks are done, I guess onto hand dryers, then urinals and the Thrones themselves. Still baffled about how I might do the latter two. Well, I have a month. And I can always add a few other details while brainstorming. Towel hooks, cabinets, vents,lots of vents...

And you could always use those pill blisters as glass bowls too, were you to need some.
Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/04 11:13:57


Post by: Camkierhi


Now that is "outside the box" thinking. brilliant.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/04 11:30:13


Post by: Viktor von Domm


I like that you painted the outside of these pill- thingies... this gives everything that nice pearly glaze without using any glaze at all!!! I think with hand driers there is no need for towel hooks...BUT... I think hooks on the inside of the cabins for your coats and such stuff is always welcome....(I like to hang my backpacks there...as the ground is really no option with some places....)

also...that selection of tweezers is quite an eyeful! if I ever get my hands on some of these medical tweezers I surely will hold on tight to them... these are very useful! I own currently only two tweezers you have to press to open... so they are closed most of the time... very useful for pressing stuff together and holding stuff for a longer time if it needs to be...did you ever had any hurting problems of materials with these black and red clamps you have shown there? I was always a bit hesitant to get me some of these...they are very strong tho...
and the crocodile clamps... why on earth did I never came up with that conversion idea of yours???


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/04 19:50:34


Post by: Theophony


I NEED DRUGS! That's why I've never built a sink before, not enough drugs . Great work on the terrain, I am humbled by you skill, now off I go to sulk for a while.....stomp stomp stomp.

great work by th way .


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/05 02:18:28


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks guys.

Vik, for the clamps, use something between the pieces being glued and the clamp jaws to prevent damage to the pieces, generally a section of plasticard will do. Or popsicle sticks. I'll post a photo later showing what I mean. We call the little ones 'alligator clamps' BTW. I put them on bamboo skewers. They are great for holding pieces for painting and airbrushing too.

Theo, Drugs are bad, m'kay Drug packaging, OTOH...

Now I really need to put pedal to metal. less than 30 days to go...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/05 21:41:54


Post by: Viktor von Domm


of course....a lil bit of pc to protect the to be glued together pieces...

well Godspeed mister^^... I am almost finished... just need to paint my protagonists....


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/05 21:44:35


Post by: Gorgrimm


Wow, this is an amazing thread. Thank you fo are the ideas. The pill blister sinks are fantastic.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/08 04:34:10


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks Gorgrimm.

Vik, This is what I was trying to describe. Hope it helps


Of course you could use any thing other than the popsicle sticks.

I suppose you guys are familiar with the Leman Russ tank, specifically its size. The model is 20 years old (almost. I had one in 1996, so at least 18 years old ). Here it is for scale comparison


Some more work on the sinks.



And an exploded view


Looking for a better mirror, or better mirror material. That is just cut from a toothpaste box. I am not sure about the lightbulbs. I liked the idea of globe light fixtures... maybe with some paints and washes... Or maybe they are just too large.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/08 06:05:47


Post by: Camkierhi


Looking amazing.

Just a suggestion, but try making a mirror. Bit of clear plastic stuck to a shiney bit of tin foil, smoothed out carefully? You would be the man for the job on that one. Be interesting to see.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/08 07:45:56


Post by: Viktor von Domm


totally knew what you meant mate! of course working with PVA will be a pita when you use wooden popsicle sticks... for this I would use some cut off of PC rather...

the mirror looks good, tho I think cam raises a good point here!...
the lights and the sinks are really good looking additions... it is rather an architectural work than a mere hobby project in my view...

what totally disturbed me tho is the fact that the LR has a massive barrel...er rod...for his cannon... you being the details man and all that... but as you stated it is from a totally different period in your life...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/16 22:51:41


Post by: Red Harvest


So back from the 63 hour power outage. Fortunately I have a back-up generator so I was able to run pretty much everything. The AC and the refrigerator and the freezer most importantly. However, I accomplished nothing for the entire week :(

Vik, in scale, that battle cannon would be a 14" gun ( The Bismarck had 15" guns, by way of comparison) on the Russ. The recoil would flip that puny tank, and then some, or simply destroy it. That is a 'real' Leman Russ too. Never understood why GW based it upon a French tank. ( the Char B1, If you don't already know) But my scratchbuilts were close copies. My goal was to have them on the table and my opponent would be unable to tell which was real and which was scratchbuilt. So, I had to, well, hold back. It is a pretty lame model. FW tanks are sooo much cooler.

Tried that Cam. Not so good. Last idea is to get that mirrored plastic that craft stores sell, when I get to one. I know they make it, I just do not know how thick it is. Oh, and those foil balloons. A piece of one of those might work... I'll look into it this week. time permitting. The light globes are 24cm in diameter, scale wise, so way too large to have a pair of them. So that'll change too.

And I messed up the doorframes, and rather than try to correct, I simply re-built.


This way I get the sliding doors like on the hab modules.


Had to redo the shower doors too, to make things fit.


Fortunately everything else fits in the updated floorplan


So I did not lose too much. The exterior is essentially all done, except for painting, and the solar panels, and some signage and of course a few rivets where appropriate A little more work on version 2 and I will be ahead of where version one is. Version 2 looks like an improvement too. So happy about that. And apparently when I know exactly what to do, I can work less slowly

And sad news. Corvus Belli is shutting down their official forums. They are 'out-sourcing' to this http://www.data-sphere.net/ This means I will want to re-post some of what's in my terrain thread there. I am wondering, do I post it here, in this thread, or in my thread for Infinity stuff in the Corvus Belli forum here on DakkaThanks for stopping by. Most of it would be WIP stuff, so I'm thinking here in this thread is the better plan. Thoughts?

Thanks for stopping by


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/16 23:20:42


Post by: GrimDork


The terrain is still looking amazing, sliding doors, just awesome. I dump basically everything I do hobby wise into one blog and it's working out so far.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/17 11:43:53


Post by: Littletower


Good to have you back on track!

Rengineered version looks, if possible, even better than the first, and having working sliding doors are good enough to justify the extra work.

As for posting, for what is worth, one blog here for WIPs and debate, and final/finished pics either in the Showcase or the Infinity thread? (Works for me!)


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/17 20:32:14


Post by: Rogue Wolves


Oh my... not only is that terrain incredibly cool, its insanely realistic. I don't believe you when you say you're making terrain. I know you're just an architect designing models to try to get these buildings built for real.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/17 23:07:39


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks Rogue W. Lovin' that avatar, BTW.

Littletower: That sounds the most pragmatic. I'll set up a thread at that newer forum too, just to help beef up the terrain section for a while, I just hope the other really good scratch builders on the Infinity forum also move to the DataSphere.

Doc, here seems a better place than the LoER thread. A photo of the tiles printed on 110# paper --( 200 gsm Google tells me) Though now that I'm looking at paper weights, I see a 140#/260gsm paper. I'll need to look for some of that-- and the tiles printed on photo paper.

Big difference, even though same file, same printer, only paper is different. I sprayed gloss polyurethane sealer on the regular paper.

I've pretty much caught up at this point


Everything lust looks, neater? Seems to fit together better? Ah well, it's an improvement. I'll take it. Just a bit more painting for the interior. I might even finish on time.

Also, pondering the ceiling.

If done neatly, it will show up in photos where the outer walls are removed. Otherwise it won't really be visible. But It will make for some nice photos anyway.

Thanks for stopping by


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/17 23:42:28


Post by: Dr H


Ha, I just replied over there.
The short version is that oil- / white spirit- based varnish does not result in any bleeding and seals the print from any further bleeding.

I see what you mean on the paper difference. Not good. I don't have any photo paper to play with, but air-brushed on, I reckon that humbrol varnish would seal that too, with no bleeding.

Keep at it. Good progress.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/18 04:27:29


Post by: Rogue Wolves


Thanks Red Harvest! It's one of my 40k RPG characters I sculpted over on my thread here. And wow sir I can not wait to see this guy finished! Any ideas on the colors you plan on painting the exterior?


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/19 09:51:04


Post by: Red Harvest


RogueW, I'll check out your thread then. Colors? click the gallery image link below my avatar. Just like those buildings. This'll be part of that set.

And the best way to do mirrors is to...wait for it... use real mirrors. Derp.

These are mosaic tile mirror bits, and they are not too thick at all. Also, for light fixtures


And when put together I get this


A quick overhead shot


I may just get this done in time. The only challenging detaila are the thrones themselves. All else is fairly straightforward. Famous last words eh?

I did in fact move my thread from the old Infinity forum. 40 or so posts. One after another now. No automatically appended next post function. Phew! I'll cut that number down and start bringing more of those pix here. There are some neat WIP shots.

Thanks for stopping by


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/19 13:22:11


Post by: GrimDork


Mirrors are looking pretty solid!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/21 09:30:09


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks GrimD. They are definitely an upgrade.

Started on the, erm, "throne" rooms.


and some of the accessories


In scale TP rolls are something to make...

Thanks for stopping by


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/22 09:30:50


Post by: Red Harvest


Doors to the throne rooms


The hinges do work, of course


and the TP dispenser in the background, side by side with the model I intend to copy.



Getting down to details... at last
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Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/22 11:12:18


Post by: Valhalla130


I can't even...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/22 11:43:41


Post by: GrimDork


^I agree...

Ridiculous attention to detail, and you're just scary good at bringing it to life.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/22 14:01:45


Post by: Littletower


Nothing to add, really.

I'll just keep watching, and taking notes...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/22 18:45:34


Post by: Camkierhi


You are definately pushing the bar up. Excellent work.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/23 09:10:22


Post by: inmygravenimage


Even my gamer-phobic wife is blown away by this. Kudos!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/23 09:30:40


Post by: Viktor von Domm


amazing, red!

the TP dispenser

and while I at first sight thought the mirrors looked a tad thick...I had to change my mind... it looks perfect... as do the lights above...

I too think dumbing your old stuff in your wip thread is the way too go... but the important thing is to conserve it as to not get it lost in the warp....

as for the LR guns... well... that´s a discussion no one needs to get foam around his mouth ... GW must be consisting of some peeps in desperate needs for compensating....

ah... one thing... the actual thrones are still kept a secret? looks like we only see the actual whole in the wall for now.... right?


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/24 11:24:59


Post by: Red Harvest


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Even my gamer-phobic wife is blown away by this. Kudos!


May I say that your wife has excellent taste?

Thanks guys. It is a fun challenge to figure how to do these things. Trying to keep in scale is a nice discipline for a change.

Vik, in no particular order: About the LR see here http://www.gocomics.com/tomthedancingbug/2006/09/16/

I have made 2 attempts to come up with a workable way to make 4 thrones. Failed twice. But I'll keep at it. I need a way to make them identical, eh?

I moved most of the thread over to the DataSphere at the request of a few Infinity forumites. I think I'll start bringing the WIPs here once the contest is over.

The Dispenser painted. I put the image I used as a guide in the first photo. It is between my take on it and the Odalisque mini. I'm quite happy with it.


And now they are all in place


And a question. Does the object next to the faucet look like a soap dispenser?


That is what I am going for. I cannot say that I am sold on the metallic though. Plus most styles have the dispenser nozzle higher up, on the pump part. C&C Welcome. That is my "for experimenting" sink, not part of the Comfort Station, BTW. Although if it ends up being nice enough, I'll find a use for it.

Thanks for stopping by.





Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/24 11:29:02


Post by: Valhalla130


"Does it look like a soap dispenser" he says.

You make me sick. You and all your... abilities. Maybe you make terrain so good because you're a witch? Huh? Are you a witch?!

Nah, seriously. Very nice work. I envy you, sir. Unless you are a witch.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/24 12:21:35


Post by: Littletower


 Red Harvest wrote:
The Dispenser painted.

And now they are all in place



 Red Harvest wrote:
And a question. Does the object next to the faucet look like a soap dispenser?


...Plus most styles have the dispenser nozzle higher up, on the pump part...

It does.

It might be true that usually the nozzle is part of the pump piece, but I figure that would be because it makes for a simpler mechanism - and thus cheaper/more efficient to build, put together and refill once in use - and not an actual requirement. An alternative design, that sacrificed some utility for "aesthetics", could certainly look like that. And design does tend to get in the way of efficiency of design/build/use sometimes...

 Red Harvest wrote:
I cannot say that I am sold on the metallic though...
...That is my "for experimenting" sink, not part of the Comfort Station, BTW. Although if it ends up being nice enough, I'll find a use for it.

With that I agree, for both the TP and Soap dispenser, actually. They appear too roughened up for the overall look, maybe a burnished stainless steel would maybe fit better, IMO, with the rest of the facilities.

As for using it in the Comfort Station (and just to go along with the detailing level displayed so far, not because it wouldn't look great), I'd say a "fixed" version would be in order over a free standing one on the countertop, but that is just nitpicking...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/24 20:27:53


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks guys. Re the fixed v. free-standing. There are a number of soap dispensers like that which are fixed. But if the detail is not obvious at first glance, then it is not working right. Wall mounted will convey fixed much better. I was going for this, more or less.


Painting burnished steel is beyond me at the moment. I would have to go NMM to get something close. Maybe I'll experiment, time permitting.

I should have made the stuff out of heavy foil. Saved time on painting....Ooh, there is a thought...

Back to the cutting and drilling board. I am so glad I got a new pin vise before all this started. Getting my money's worth

Anyway, this should work, or something close to it




Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/24 21:06:07


Post by: GrimDork


Totally works, some of those things don't look proper anyway and they still exist, and yours is quite fine.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/26 10:27:23


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks GrimDork.

Soap dispenser is coming soon, but I needed to finish the rest of the sink first. Added a trash can and paper towel fixture, and the faucets.


On the home stretch. One week to go. Can I finish? Place your bets now Ladies and Gentlemen. Would have done more last night, except I spent most of it looking at the Operation:Icestorm news (Infinity's battle box. Very sweet.)

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/26 12:35:26


Post by: GrimDork


Ice storm does look awesome, but so does this comfort station


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/26 18:38:10


Post by: Rogue Wolves


definatly the first board ive seen with a bathroom. Very awesome work!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/26 20:04:03


Post by: inmygravenimage


What, no.bidet?


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/28 08:08:18


Post by: Red Harvest


Bidet? Well, it'll be a 2 in 1throne. It is future tech after all. Perhaps a good sonic scrubbing after the constitutional....

Anyway, RL interferes again so less progress than desired. And 1 week to go. Finished the soap dispensers and the hand dryers. Maybe they get re-painted if time permits.


And the soap dispenser, wall mounted, between the faucets.


The overhead shot. Starting to look interesting.


And trying to figure out how to make the throne I want, this is kicking my ass. I suppose I should ask y'all to pardon the pun. But I won't. And there are lots of little fiddly bits to go too.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/28 11:37:52


Post by: GrimDork


Still looking awesome, go go finish line!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/28 12:10:45


Post by: Littletower


Pun was lame; progress, OTHO, looks great.

Give some attention to the WCs themselves now, it'd be odd to have it all done but the thrones!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/31 09:47:14


Post by: Red Harvest


It would be more than passing strange to be certain.

Thanks GrimDork. I'm huffing and puffing my way there. Hope the ol' ticker holds out.

And yeah, thrones. I made 5. You can roll these, like dice. I call it the game of... well, I'll stop there

Also added a hook to the back of each stall door. Details, details...


And here one is, partially installed. I need to finish the flush valve detail and it will be done ¡Por Fin! then 3 more to go, so not so done.

Unobstructed view

and a few more...


The seat looks too thick though. May have to cut it down. Perhaps hinge them so they lift? I've opted for white porcelain. This was my inspiration here:


I should finish. After the thrones, very little remains to do before final painting, and sign printing. Just a few lockers, a bench and a cabinet, but this stuff is all rectangular and easy.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/31 11:25:39


Post by: GrimDork


Such toilette, much future, so wow. Or whatever that thing the kids are doing today.

Toilette sticking out of the wall huh? That must be for skinny future people, i'm sure that isn't a US bowl is it, looks like a lawsuit waiting to happen given the weight thing.

Looking great, keep it up, close to the end now.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/31 18:59:59


Post by: Shadow Captain Edithae


I look at this, and I can't help but think how much I want to do a Bioshock themed version of this sort of terrain. Miniature wargaming in Rapture, under the sea.



Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/31 22:23:32


Post by: Theophony


I think the thick toilet sea is fine, especially since its a comfort station, you know how the old fogies have those padded seats in their bathrooms .

The stalls look spot on. So much detail here its crazy. When you get done with this display you really need to take pics and create a pamphlet like they have when selling a home. That way if you ever go to the game store with the terrain you can give copies to your opponent along with your list. Make sure it has listed the square footage, bathrooms, ac etc.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/31 22:28:02


Post by: Desubot


Thats an insane amount of handmade detail within a 8" cube





Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/07/31 23:46:06


Post by: Red Harvest


Actually GrimDork, it is an American Standard. I see them in newer facilities. The thinking, as I understand it, is that it makes for easier floor cleaning. I suppose as long as you don't mount it to drywall only, it'll hold up.

Shadow Cpt, Bioshock you say? Have a look at Dr. H's bathroom bits. They are Bioshock inspired. And for sale.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/01 00:01:26


Post by: GrimDork


Yeah, that's kind of surprising, but i guess if they mount them right it'll work out.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/01 00:08:15


Post by: Red Harvest


I sure hope so. I would not want to be the person to discover the installation errors :( talk about a bad day getting worse.

They are also easier to scratchbuild and a mini's base slides right underneath for enhanced playability. It's all win.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/01 00:13:50


Post by: Ruglud


Come on man - the cubicle locks need to rotate and either say vacant / engaged or be red/ green... go on, you know you want to.

Oh and AWESOME work


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/01 00:37:50


Post by: jabbakahut



That is such a great solution to stairs, brilliant!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/01 10:16:29


Post by: Red Harvest


 Theophony wrote:
I think the thick toilet sea is fine, especially since its a comfort station, you know how the old fogies have those padded seats in their bathrooms .

The stalls look spot on. So much detail here its crazy. When you get done with this display you really need to take pics and create a pamphlet like they have when selling a home. That way if you ever go to the game store with the terrain you can give copies to your opponent along with your list. Make sure it has listed the square footage, bathrooms, ac etc.

Comfort station is just a euphemistic expression Theo. They are generally anything but comfortable. But "future" (hand waves) so this one is. It needs a Robot Bathroom Attendent though. Sigh, no time to do that.

I am not a realtor good sir. But it would be funny...

Also, Operation:Icestorm. You know you want to try it... I think a Quick Starter Rulebook will be available soon enough, so you can look at that before you decide about getting Icestorm


Desubot thank you, but not insane. I do this to stave off the insanity.

 Ruglud wrote:
Come on man - the cubicle locks need to rotate and either say vacant / engaged or be red/ green... go on, you know you want to.

Oh and AWESOME work

Thanks, and I was thinking lights above the stall doors ;red for occupied, green for open and yellow for enter at your own risk. XD Time however, says no, probably not :(


Thanks Jabbakahut. I am not a fan of ginormous stairs in most cases. So... actually we used to use small d6s to build platforms for minis on stairs and slopes. This was just the logical next step IMHO.


And for grins, since this a contest about building Thrones

How about...
Spoiler:

A Golden One


You must admit, 10,000 years is an EPIC case of constipation.


And we're back

First, since Vik mentioned it, the towel hook for the shower


And the Thrones are in-stalled (pun intended) and the flush valves hooked up. Sadly, no running water...yet
An unobstructed view

And the completed sections

The seat is up? Must be the men's side.
Close out with the overhead


And this will be it. I want to put in a few lockers and a bench and hamper in the empty area, time permitting. Then do all the remaining interior details (light switches, outlets, wall vents...) and photograph everything together before I seal it up and finish off the exterior, which only requires painting and signage.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/01 11:18:02


Post by: MagosBiff90


Bloody hell! That is a true piece of work! VERY impressive level of detailing!

HAHAHAHAHA... just saw the golden one!!

Awesome mate!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/01 14:23:26


Post by: Valhalla130


That is an insane amount of detail. A few decent pics and you could sell that to a real estate agent. But don't let them see the actual product until they've signed a contract!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/01 16:41:48


Post by: Shadow Captain Edithae


All it needs now is several layers of grime and dust, some rusted and burst pipes, flooded rooms and some gene splicing lunatics rampaging through, fleeing from an angry bloke in an oversized diving suit.


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 Red Harvest wrote:

Shadow Cpt, Bioshock you say? Have a look at Dr. H's bathroom bits. They are Bioshock inspired. And for sale.


Cheers.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/01 17:09:21


Post by: Littletower


Nah, too clean...

And too detailed, since we are at it, too...

Seriously now, awesome.

Lets see it finished now.



Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/01 17:21:09


Post by: Dr H


Good progress Red. Can't say more than that with my judge's hat on.

Thanks for the plug.
One minor alteration though, they are Fallout 3 inspired rather than Bioshock inspired.

Details and prices can be found easily in my trade thread here on DDakka.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/03 16:19:56


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks Guys. Just sent Cam the PM. Everything is done and dusted for the contest.

Final WIP photo, the lockers. Then I noticed to handles are askew. Fixed that.


Ran out of time, so no printed labels :( nor any hexagonal solar panels. But I'll get around to it. Eventually I'll have a table of these things.

Thanks for stopping by


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/03 16:24:57


Post by: GrimDork


That is so neat, looking forward to all of the pictures.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/03 16:42:10


Post by: Red Harvest


They're right here http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/574664.page#7081574 . That little thread is really picture heavy too. And will get heavier as soon as I start importing more finished project pix from the Infinity forums. Now that I have some free hobby time.

Edit: Fix the Linky-Link. Thanks for the Heads Up LT, or mejor dicho, TP-- Torre Pequeña Sort of topical, those initials?


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/03 22:57:20


Post by: Viktor von Domm


after seeing the final pics and all the last details you added.... I can only quote again Valhalla's comment here...:

 Valhalla130 wrote:
"Does it look like a soap dispenser" he says.

You make me sick. You and all your... abilities. Maybe you make terrain so good because you're a witch? Huh? Are you a witch?!

Nah, seriously. Very nice work. I envy you, sir. Unless you are a witch.


I think there is some serious stuff happening here... demonic or god interference is up to every bodies perception.... but superhuman without the shadow of doubt....
I have run out for fitting orkmoticons....which should tell you something....I dunno how cam will get the judging on this one done....it must be a two way tie with LT´s stuff....damn... lost another round....(trite but true...)

and I have to thank you....I've learned quite a load of useful techniques here and got so much inspiration here too....the way you work with RL coloured stuff instead of painting everything and then even using printed stuff that way you do...that alone is remarkable...

good luck....as if you need it , cheers, vik


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/03 23:11:26


Post by: Littletower


Nothing to add, it just look great. Seriously.

And the last shot, along the rest of the buildings, ace.

You might not be thinking about taking part of the next contest, i'd say you may start thinking about running it, though...

Congrats on a beautiful piece.

PS: Link's not working (incomplete, I think), might want to check that!)


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/04 00:18:33


Post by: Red Harvest


My painting skills are sub-par these days Vik, so I'm experimenting with using a printer to paint for me. One door closes so I open another. But ran out of time and had to free-hand the numbers and lettering/symbols on this one.

Now a brief pause, a much needed pause, then I want to finish that little scale guest-house I started. I think there are some folks who expect to see my work at the NOVA Open tournament we are having here in DC at the end of August. I don't want to disappoint. So I need to get something transportable via subway... the Hab modules and a few other bits might be perfect... Hmm, maybe not so much of a rest after all.




Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/04 09:39:14


Post by: Theophony


He's in Washington DC it explains it all. There is definitely something demonic happening. Just look at his stuff and the_blackadder's work. Satan has his minions all in one place enticing us with such levels of details. Back to my table of "godly" Mountain Dew can water towers, stack of books covered with fabric for hills and tissue box skyscrapers. all because I value my soul..... yeah can't keep straight faced on that one


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/04 11:48:22


Post by: Red Harvest


I'm Beyond the Beltway, Theo, which means outside of the Asylum. The Beltway is an asphalt moat we built to contain the madness.
You have it backwards anyway. We are not Satan's minions. He's ours. We've currently got him working for the TSA. I know y'all saw that coming

I have been looking at Blackadder's thread for a while now, but have had nothing to say other than So I just lurk. But I am subbed, so not a creepy sort of lurk.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/04 17:03:56


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I love your bathroom action shots. "Screaming woman with assault rifle showing off the toilet paper dispenser" is so far my favorite. This whole build is amazing.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/07 11:50:46


Post by: Red Harvest


 Warboss_Waaazag wrote:
I love your bathroom action shots. "Screaming woman with assault rifle showing off the toilet paper dispenser" is so far my favorite. This whole build is amazing.

A perfect quote. and Thanks.

The question, why is she screaming? I think I'll name that mini Victoria Plumb.

New contest is up here http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/609100.page#7093794 The theme is Roads. Lot of room for interpretations and imaginations there.

I may try to build something myself, but RL is kicking the backside this month and into next. I have a tournament here in DC that I am volunteering at, and I feel compelled to put some sort of terrain together for a table, or part of one. So there's that.

I'm going to start moving some of the earlier stuff I did on the Infinity forums over here, so y'all can look forward to that-- although it seems I have moved most of it already. Hmmm. And watch the painfully slow process of paint appearing on 'Victoria', who is still not finished :( But is an excellent unit in game. Quite lethal.

Edit: For a typo. I mispelled 'perfect' Ironic?


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/07 12:08:08


Post by: GrimDork


Really cool project, grats on victory! I'll be watching the next round of the contest, I'll participate if I can.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/07 12:54:55


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Edit: For a typo. I mispelled 'perfect' Ironic?

ironic?...Freudian perspective...

Roads sounds interesting.... I am switching over to the new thread then^^...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/08 23:56:46


Post by: Red Harvest


Everybody body should participate. Good Roads make Good Neighbors

From my other thread, but the answer belongs here, since it is WIP stuff...
 keltikhoa wrote:
Just curious. What do you use on the outside of the Bourak buildings for that "stucco" look?

So, here is a montage of the process of texturing the big building shown in my other thread


Use sand -- tend to use sand from those water filters, Brita filters, or just regular sand you buy at the DIY store-- but... screen it through, well, screens, to filter out the larger grains. Then use a screen with smaller openings, etc. Repeat until you have grains of uniform size, and size that you want. Then apply a thick coat of latex acrylic interior house paint, and pour the sand onto it. As seen. it is best done in sections. And I write lots of reminders to myself.

Hope this helps.

One more thing, yay, progress.

Primer coat on my building. Next up will be some texturing, but I think it will be a lighter texturing than that which is shown in the montage above.

And the terrace too

I tried to play around with the hexes to 'break' the pattern as suggested, but was not satified with anything that I did, so I'm just going to leave them as is and think about doing something along those lines for a later project.

Weirdest stairs which I have ever built.

Thanks for stopping by.

Note to self: domes are next...


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/09 00:06:47


Post by: GrimDork


Stairs look cool, as do finished buildings, as do the more recent buildings.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/09 01:40:34


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Those weird stairs look great though.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/09 15:07:42


Post by: Valhalla130


Hey, could you use cardboard to tile a floor, then pour water effects over it? Or would the water effects affect the cardboard and ruin it? I igure if the cardboard didn't come loose or curl, then it would be very well protected under it's layer of flood water, so could be used for a ruined, sunken temple or something.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/09 20:39:31


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks Grim and Warboss.

Not sure what you're saying Val. You would seal any paper product before pouring water effects on it. I had an, erm, incident when I did not seal something completely (see below). However, yes,I believe that it would work.

Here are a few photos of something like what I think you describe:

I glued in the tiles, printed on 110# (220 gsm?) paper which I have sealed with a water based polyurethane-- airbrushed on. Using a bristle brush will mess up the printing. Then I poured the water effects (A 2 part epoxy called Super-Glaze)

Note that I did not seal the paper as well as I thought. You can see where the super glaze bled through and left dark spots on the tiles.
Here is where I add ripples to the water

The products I used are visible in the background.
The final piece


So a thinner layer of water effects, or several coats of gloss polyurethane over the tiles may work.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/09 20:53:42


Post by: monkeytroll


Nice water work there


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/12 18:03:24


Post by: Rogue Wolves


wow thats a pretty cool little bit of terrain


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/12 19:51:54


Post by: Valhalla130


How did you get the fountain spray to stay in that shape while it dried?


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/12 22:05:56


Post by: Red Harvest


If you look carefully at this photo you can see the fishing line I used. You could also use transparent thread. The line weight (IIRC this is 100# test) depends upon how thick the water spout is.

Basically, I embedded the line in the fountain spout and the epoxy water effect then used the gloss super heavy gel to get the effect. The stuff is quite sticky. It will dry clear. The white blobs adhered to the fishing line are super heavy gel. See photo above for what the container looks like.


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Found a few hours tonight. Did a little more work on the guest house. The bathroom and interior walls are dis-assembled. I'm re-thinking how to go about making them playable.

Now to figure out how to surface that patio.

And on the waterfall I started for LoER 10 but got nowhere fast due to RL interference.

I may adjust it to be a waterfall with hanging gardens in place of the braziers I was going to add.

And finally, some bases for the Infinity figs. I've been meaning to do this for a while. This is about 1/4 of what I'll eventually need by the time the armies are all fleshed out ( or pewtered out). Still, progess.


Thanks for stopping by.



Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/13 12:40:59


Post by: Viktor von Domm


I have to say whenever I look into your thread it is a bit like a summer holiday... your stuff really reminds me of these all inclusive hotel complexes...they ooze an air of richness... I needed to tell you this... as so often we say awesome...but I wanted to describe my feelings when looking at your works...!

also... even while I knew that fishing line and so on could create and guide thin watereffects... this looks absulutly brilliant... my only fear always would be that it wouldn´t dry out clear completely... this would probably make me sit by and watch everything dry out...as if looking at the work would speed up any drying process and would insure quality


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/13 14:48:37


Post by: Peredyne


The dark spots on the paper from where the water effect bled through actually makes it more realistic, as if there were air bubbles that the light is passing through in the water. I see this effect in the pools at my condo all the time.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/13 22:59:10


Post by: Red Harvest


Yeah, some folks commented that it was mold/mildew on the tile, or a bad tile job... rather than be upset, I decided it was serendipitous. Sometimes you just have to embrace the unexpected results.

Bright colors and clean lines, Vik, that's all it is. Now, as far as watching the stuff dry... One thing to do is let the gel get a bit drier and tackier, then gently pluck and pick at it (with tweezers and a dental pick, as seen in the photo) to make it look more turbulent. But it does dry clear. Then you need a very light white drybrushing to give it a foaming/whitewater effect. The Urban Oasis is one of my favorite pieces actually. Plus, it lights up, as seen in this WIP


Water effects are a lot of fun to make. Everyone should try it sometime.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/14 00:55:26


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Nice work! Water effects look phenomenal.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/14 09:40:26


Post by: M0rdain


I have to agree that the water is outstanding.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/14 12:05:53


Post by: Viktor von Domm


I am not yet there to test watereffects yet... but your work here provides me with lots of good ways to see it through one day...

and lighted terrain is always a cool addition to each table!!!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/14 14:49:07


Post by: shasolenzabi


And the modernistic approach to the houses and buildings, I see stackable components? Apartment building?


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/14 21:44:02


Post by: Red Harvest


The hab modules can stack. The rest not so much. But some sort of apartment building might be cool to build at some point. It's on the list now

Vik, Everybody should try some sort of water effect, even if it is just multiple layers of a gloss finish on something.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/14 22:47:14


Post by: Littletower


The water effect is just perfect. I actually think the tone variations on the bottom add to the overall effect, and the spot-on ripples close the deal.

Tuts and steps-by-steps are great, and will have to give a try to some of those ideas sooner or later, I'll look around into product availability any time soon and follow your advice.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/15 21:49:38


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks. The two part epoxy is available at any DIY. The other stuff is from a craft store or art supply store.

Anyway, belated, but as promised, my little dome tutorial.
Here is a quick tutorial on how to build stepped domes. Since I am not so articulate, I'll let the photos say it all.


Once stacked together, I fill the gaps (that's the yellowish stuff) smooth it with a nail file, and done


Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/15 22:24:13


Post by: JoeRugby


Very impressive dude.

First time I've gone into this thread and I've only looked at this page so far.....now I need to read it all


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/16 07:02:44


Post by: Camkierhi


Brilliant tut's Red, great work all round.

I love your water, I have got to have a go soon.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/16 07:50:34


Post by: inmygravenimage


Seriously, how talented are you chief? Great.tut!


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/16 09:00:07


Post by: OneManNoodles


 Red Harvest wrote:


Anyway, belated, but as promised, my little dome tutorial.
Here is a quick tutorial on how to build stepped domes. Since I am not so articulate, I'll let the photos say it all.


Thanks for stopping by.


I take it what you really did was calculate the diameter of each layer of the dome using Pythagoras (blue line AB being the diameter of the disc (chord), image below) incrementally for each layer, like so:



no doubt it's quicker and more accurate than doing it graphically.

That building is looking insanely cool. The fountains and steps are excellent.




Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/16 21:42:27


Post by: Red Harvest


Thanks guys.

Noodles: Well, no. Graphically is quicker, and more accurate, since there is no rounding off of numbers etc. I drew the levels (the horizontal lines in photo#1) Then the arc of the dome with a compass. I already knew the height and diameter of the dome, a bit of trial and error gave me the radius of the circle. However, using the Pythagorean would eliminate the need for the trial and error to find the radius for the dome in the vertical plane. I'll try it next time. Thanks.

Where the arc intersected the horizontal, I dropped a vertical line down to the next horizontal. Repeat until all steps are drawn. Photo #2 shows me taking measurements directly from the drawing for the radius of each level. If you look you can see a cross below the dome. That is the center point of the circle. The nice thing about a measured drawing like that is you can take measurements directly from it.

Then I just make the discs for each level, stack them on a spindle, tidy up the thing and boom. Dome. And then cut the oculus for it.

Photos of the completed building are here Scroll down a bit.


A little work on the patio. Based on previous C&C, I decided to go with something other than a regular hex pattern.

That's just a quick base coat to give an idea of final color.

Thanks for stopping by.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/16 22:04:05


Post by: Camkierhi


Brilliant pattern on the patio. love the colour too.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/16 22:12:27


Post by: Dr H


Nice patio. Great work on that building.

I like how you did the ripples on the water's surface. Will remember that for when I ever get around to making terrain.

Interesting to see how the domes are built up too.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/16 23:02:38


Post by: Theophony


why didn't I get in the talent line you were in. No instead I got in the line where they taught you how to pull lint out of your belly button. Seriously awesome work on the water effects and patios.


Red Harvest's Terrain & Painting Blog-- 13 June, Nomad starter WIP @ 2014/08/19 17:43:52


Post by: Red Harvest


Really? Protip: use a Q-tip dipped in isopropanol to clean your navel. Another protip: don't use it to clean your ears afterwards.

 Dr H wrote:
Nice patio. Great work on that building.

I like how you did the ripples on the water's surface. Will remember that for when I ever get around to making terrain.

Interesting to see how the domes are built up too.

For the ripples, you may need several applications to build up the effect, and a day or so between layers for drying. Water effects will require patience.

Thanks Cam and Theo and Doc.

The pattern is a result of suggestions from several sources, including MagosBiff90's (Hah, you thought I didn't see that?) to do something other than very regular hex patterns.

Minimal hobby time, but there is this,


The questions. How does the window with the panes look compared to the open ones? (never mind the crappy quaity of the mock-up.) Is the texture/color believable for adobe or stucco?

If the texture is good, I'll be able to finish the exterior of this thing quickly.

Thanks for stopping by.