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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/03/12 21:43:29


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Welcome to my P&M blog, such as it is.

Here is the 'full' squad. Not much of a showing for 40K, but I'm working on that.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/03/12 23:07:53


Post by: ZergSmasher


I like the weapon skins thing. Are you doing that across your whole army?


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/03/13 01:00:10


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


The skins turned out pretty good, so maybe. It was an idea that just hit me and I already have about half of my army finished.

Perhaps I'll go back through and add some skins over time.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/03/27 17:55:17


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I started working on a unit of suppressors. Their Accelerator Autocannons are pretty fierce. I sent some of these pictures to a friend of mine and he said that anything that can carry a gun that big and still fly has to be taken seriously.

Couldn't agree more.

I decided to paint their guns with different skins, sort of like camo skins from a Call of Duty multiplayer game.

I obviously still need to work on the bases, but I'm pretty happy so far.

Let me know your thoughts if you want to.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/03/28 22:09:24


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I've spent a lot of this quarantine painting. I'm trying to field a semi-decent Space Marines army, but don't have a lot of liquid capital to commit to it right now. That's left me with buying some starter kits and some used models, and not the power that I want. However, I'm almost at 1,000 points, so that's something. I'll but some WIP photos of the various squads here.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/03/28 22:23:52


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Here are the final based pictures of those suppressors.

Since they're flying above their bases, it seemed like a good opportunity to make them a little more complicated. I made some bigger rocks out of foam.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/03/28 22:41:54


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I bought the First Strike kit, which was a bad idea for several reasons, but now I don't have a full squad of Reivers or Intercessors. But I did get some pox walkers to cut up at peoples' feet.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/03/28 22:45:31


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I painted the sergeant on St. Patrick's Day, so that's why he's an Irish lad. But the Adeptus Astartes recruits from all over the universe, so any ethnic group is fair game, right?

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/03/28 22:58:39


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I decided not to spend the time to do the same level of detail on the Infiltrators, but then I ended up doing most of the detail anyway.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/03/28 23:19:48


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


And finally, the Terminator Squad. These are some of the models I've spent the most time on. The sergeant is my submission for the Dakka monthly paint competition.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/03/29 06:00:15


Post by: Viterbi


Nice and steady work on your Space Marines! Love the Intercessor sarge, made me immediately think of Cpt. Carrot from Discworld


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/03/29 19:53:38


Post by: MacPhail


You're on a roll! I like your decisions on those bases... keeping them on the darker side makes the red armor pop.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/03/31 23:55:10


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


 Viterbi wrote:
Nice and steady work on your Space Marines! Love the Intercessor sarge, made me immediately think of Cpt. Carrot from Discworld


I love Discworld. Terry Pratchett was a genius, and will forever live in my heart. I'm gonna call that sergeant Carrot and probably roll with a little flavor text while I'm gaming next. Whenever that gets to be.

McPhail - Thanks. I was looking back at my basing and thinking it was all garbage. I have a Lieutenant in Phobos Armor and an Eliminator squad to finish still, so I probably won't take as drastic a change as I was considering for the bases. Then, I have that Space Marine unit I bought on eBay to strip and repaint still.

I've been kicking the idea around in my head to scratch build a dreadnought of some sort so I can implement some heavy fire. I've only recently started with Warhammer so I don't have the stash of little fiddly-bits to really make it look legit (My massive MTG collection doesn't really cross over). Might have to take a page from Syro_'s blog and just mad sculpt everything. Of course, if I make one dreadnought . . . I'm a bit worried about floodgates.



DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/04/09 19:06:12


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Working on my Vanguard Lieutenant. His left foot is up on some rubble, there's even a piece of rebar sticking out. I decided that this was too cool of a detail to leave in so simple a state. It felt like sticking him on a plain base, even with a few rocks and shrubs, was underwhelming. So I built a bigger, badder base out of foam and matchsticks.

I sprinkled some sand on and tapped into the corners, then, taking a page from MacPhail 's bag and used an eyedropper to squirt in some PVA glue/water mixture. I have to practice it a bit, propbably have the wrong mixture or wrong technique, because it mostly washed out the sand. I had to reapply.

Anyway, here are some WIP pics. Final shot to come.





Next edition: Eliminators, my first crack at a conversion, and what I hope to be some cool active cammo.


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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/04/11 01:24:19


Post by: MacPhail


I love this base! Glad to hear the PVA/water mix was workable. Mine is usually roughly 50/50 with a few drops of dish soap to help it flow, and I've seen it wash the sand away and also draw it in to the bead of glue and redistribute it that way... weird physics. Did you craft the spiral texture onto the rebar? It looks awesome, and 2-tone paint scheme on the base makes the contrasting textures pop. The big question... save it for badass characters, or put that much into everyone?


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/04/11 07:55:32


Post by: Viterbi


Great work on the Lt.'s base, really makes a difference and blends flawlessly with the GW rubble.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/04/13 18:59:28


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


MacPhail wrote:I love this base! Glad to hear the PVA/water mix was workable. Mine is usually roughly 50/50 with a few drops of dish soap to help it flow, and I've seen it wash the sand away and also draw it in to the bead of glue and redistribute it that way... weird physics. Did you craft the spiral texture onto the rebar? It looks awesome, and 2-tone paint scheme on the base makes the contrasting textures pop. The big question... save it for badass characters, or put that much into everyone?


I didn't do the dish soap, though I now remember you writing that somewhere . . .

The rebar was another bit of GW rubble. I think it was "supposed" to be on one of the suppressor bases. But, I made those up from pink foam too. So I got another piece of rebar to throw in. I'll pop in another photo pre primer that will show the difference between GW and DJ rubble.

For rhe paint scheme on the base, he's one of the last figures that I even own, so save it for badass characters. I'm going to do some for my eliminators, too, and then I'm all out of plastic.



Viterbi wrote:Great work on the Lt.'s base, really makes a difference and blends flawlessly with the GW rubble.


Thanks.




DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/04/15 21:22:33


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


The Lieutenant is finished. I think. Of course, it's only after I noticed and then touched up a few things in the last set of pictures I took that I can even say that.

Anyway, here are some final shots.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/04/16 01:41:33


Post by: tzurk


G'day mate, really enjoying watching the journey so far. Echoing the praise for the base of the lieutenant, it really brings the mini together - and the mud on his boots is a great touch. Nice free hand on the scroll too - always admire people with steady hands. I think he needs another knife or two though

Love the toxic green blood on the other guys too, nice contrast with the red scheme.

I often find that taking photos is a great way to notice things you need to fix too - I should probably start taking photos before I pack up the paint station instead of after! Look forward to more


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/04/19 20:18:18


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


 tzurk wrote:
I think he needs another knife or two though


I want a knife here, here and here. You can never find a knife when you're mad.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/04/22 19:27:39


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I want to start with a massive shout out to MacPhail.
He dropped off a 40K care package on my porch the other day. Some terrain stuff, some Catachan Guardsmen, some Space Marines, and a kick ass little goblin bagpiper.
I wanted to start with some of those Rambo looking guys, but since I've entered my eliminators into the monthly painting challenge, I told myself to focus on that first.

Update Re: Eliminators

I liked the way the Lt's base turned out, and I got some positive feedback on it. Which I appreciate tremendously.
I wanted to do something similar with the eliminators, and I wanted a bit more rubble. It didn't make sense to me to have them sitting out in the middle of nowhere; snipers. seemingly, would seek out cover.
I don't want to imply a cover bonus, because I know they can't get it from their own base, but I ended up going all out on it.

I also went for a darker color to their armor. Bright red armor with a camo cloak seemed like an unreasonable combination. There are also lots of access points under the cloaks that I wouldn't be able to get to once assembled. The argument could be made that you won't be able to see them either, but in my heart I would know the details were missing from his belt pouch on his back under the cloak. Besides, if someone picked him up, turned him upside down, and looked real close at just the right angle, you might be able to see the corner of it.

Alright, so a rundown of the process and then some pictures:

I got them as part of the Start Collecting Vanguard kit. There are two sets of eliminator squads out there in plastic sprue land. The one that comes separately has a sergeant and two snipers, with a total of three poses.
-The sergeant standing
-A sniper kneeling and holding his rifle two-handed
-A sniper kneeling, one hand on the rifle, other hand digging in a pouch for something.

My set, from the vanguard kit, has two poses:
-The sergeant standing
-Both snipers kneeling and holding the rifle

Now, I don't think that multiple models with the same pose necessarily ruins the unit. I didn't do any conversions to my infiltrators or suppressors, for example.
But, seeing the differences in the two kits struck me as a grave injustice.

So, with some newly purchased green stuff in hand, and a sense of what's-the-worst-that-could-happen-? in my mind, I set about to remedy the situation.

I cut the rifle off from the shoulder and cut the hand off the rifle. Using green stuff I reattached it at a different angle. Then, repaired the hand and made a clip out of green stuff so he is in the process of reloading.

The two poses aren't dramatically different, but enough that they have a little unique character. They also were each kneeling on an identical little bit of rubble that added to their sameness, so I cut that off, too. I figured I'd be sculpting most of the rubble out of pink foam anyway. I did like the bit once I got them off, a little piece of an I beam, so I ended up using one of them on the sergeant's base.

McPhail asked a question about some rebar earlier and I wanted to make some to put sticking out of the junk. Floral wire was too thick for the scale, but I found some 8lb test fishing line sitting around that seemed to do the trick. The only trouble was trying to get it to stick to the stick. PVA glue wasn't going to cut the mustard and I knew I'd get CNA all over my fingers. So I settled somewhere in between with some foam/craft glue I got at Walmart.

Then while that was drying I snapped some more pics.

This morning I cut some lengths from the rebar. The line unravelled in a lot of places, so the glue wasn't the best plan. Might have to CNA the out of my hand after all.

Next up:
-Another stab at gluing sand to foam
-An attempt at active/holographic camouflage
-Some other minor details like giving them heads
-Finish painting



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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/04/23 18:18:46


Post by: Captain Brown


 DJJazzyJeff wrote:

-Another stab at gluing sand to foam


Some nice scout conversions there DJJazzy.

As to gluing sand to foam, it works best when the foam is painted so the flue has a sold surface to grab. You can also use epoxy as it is thick enough to hold the foam and the sand can be poured onto it and left to dry...it also will not shrink like PVA does as it dries.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/04/23 23:44:09


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Captain Brown wrote:

Some nice scout conversions there DJJazzy.



Thanks, Captain.

Captain Brown wrote:

As to gluing sand to foam, it works best when the foam is painted so the flue has a sold surface to grab. You can also use epoxy as it is thick enough to hold the foam and the sand can be poured onto it and left to dry...it also will not shrink like PVA does as it dries.



And thanks, Captain.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/04/27 19:39:51


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Some custom COVID themed objective markers.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/04/30 22:47:46


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


A first stab at some holographic camo. I didn't want to just paint some camo blotches. I found a post from another site where someone did a really cool cam like what I attempted here.

Here are his: https://imgur.com/gallery/TpiO06t

and here are mine:

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/01 13:42:32


Post by: amazingturtles


There's some really neat things all throughout this thread! I'm enjoying all the things you do with you bases, it's nice to see such a variety.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/01 13:59:45


Post by: monkeytroll


Really like the active camo effect


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/01 14:17:17


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Some updated shots of the Eliminators. Got the scope lenses painted, the purity seals written, and some rank insignia on the sergeant. It stands out as more of a target, but they are still Space Marines. And if you don't have your regiment and rank insignia, then what's the point?

I'm not sure if I like what I added to the camo effect. Sometimes I do, and sometimes I think I ruined the whole model.

Oh, well.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/02 02:49:47


Post by: MacPhail


I love these guys. I've seen the active camo effect before, mostly on assassin bodygloves, but only ever in paint. Doing it with texture here is the next level... it's super effective. Also a huge fan of both the detailed bases and the painstaking conversions, especially the removed magazine. It's the little things, man... nice work!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/02 04:35:05


Post by: tzurk


Those cloaks look great - like MacPhail said, the texture really pulls it off. Looks like it'd give you a headache if you stared too long at it, like one of those holographic find-the-dolphin pictures. Really visually interesting effect!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/02 06:42:43


Post by: Honingtomaten


Nice basing man. Was scrolling through your blog, was really laughing with the covid bases.
Keep up the good work!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/02 14:59:24


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Those holographic cloaks are amazing. Using the texture on them really hammers down that they're HOLOGRAPHIC, not merely mimicking the environment but becoming it!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/04 01:05:53


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Woohoo! I made it to the second page of my blog! I never thought it would happen.

I've been working on a new bench in my garage, which is going to be sweet in about 72 hours when the last of the coats of resin are finished and have a bit to set.

I've got some WIP pictures.



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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/07 15:27:43


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


The bench is done, but I haven't set it up with my kit and tools in the garage yet. I'm writing a paper for a class I'm taking, and working three jobs.
The pandemic shut-down stuff has left Mrs. DjJazzyJeff and me in a bit of a financial situation. Plus an accident totaled my truck, and insurance is us around over the settlement.

Anyway, despite all of that, my hobby urges have been tingling. So, a few $0.94 Hot Wheels cars later, I have a new Gaslands project. Got the rules on an Amazon ebook download for $1.99. Seems like someone is getting robbed somewhere, but there you go. Having never played it, I'm not sure about weapon load-outs. But, drywall tape makes pretty good cargo netting. And if you're going to get involved in some post-apocalyptic, televised death races, you don't want a bunch of glass flying around.

I should be working on this:

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/08 00:37:25


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


And the new workbench is complete!
My paper is done and I’m ready to make some stuff!
Although, a few celebratory beers later, I may not get to anything productive tonight. And it’s my son’s 18th birthday tomorrow, so I don’t know how much I’ll get done tomorrow either.

But, with all the epoxy I poured into this door it’s going to be pretty darn near bomb proof.
This weekend is going to see some Gaslands cars. I’m thinking about the bootleggers because I like the idea of extra stuff in trailers and everybody being drunk all the time. Also, Beverly, because I like the idea of ghost riders driver through every one to stack up health and audience votes. Plus, if I made my main car a war rig, I would win every death match ever. Though, probably not too many races.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/08 05:02:59


Post by: Arakasi


That's a nice bench! Did you fill in the panels with resin?


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/08 05:14:04


Post by: Viterbi


New hobby space is looking good, nice use of the door.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/08 12:08:16


Post by: MacPhail


Mmm, bench envy. That's a nice space, plus you've got natural light so I'm super jealous. Theres about six weeks twice a year I can work with the garage door up, otherwise it's too hot or too cold. If I'd known what you were up to I'd have sent you a bag of bits and old models to seal into the resin. Anyway, cheers on the new space... Just think how many unfinished projects you fit on that thing!

Inmygravenimage is the guy to watch for around here when it comes to Gaslands. Theres a few people who play and build tables, but graven's blog is the most extensive one I've seen (plus he paints a bunch of awesome collector sets and board games).


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/08 12:32:31


Post by: tinfoil


Love the bench. But, is it difficult doing all your hobbying upside down?


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/08 17:26:18


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Arakasi wrote:That's a nice bench! Did you fill in the panels with resin?


Arakasi: Thank you, and yes I did. Two gallons of epoxy resin. Should withstand a nuclear holocaust.

Viterbi wrote:New hobby space is looking good, nice use of the door.


Thank you, Viterbi.

MacPhail wrote:Mmm, bench envy. That's a nice space, plus you've got natural light so I'm super jealous. Theres about six weeks twice a year I can work with the garage door up, otherwise it's too hot or too cold. If I'd known what you were up to I'd have sent you a bag of bits and old models to seal into the resin. Anyway, cheers on the new space... Just think how many unfinished projects you fit on that thing!

Inmygravenimage is the guy to watch for around here when it comes to Gaslands. Theres a few people who play and build tables, but graven's blog is the most extensive one I've seen (plus he paints a bunch of awesome collector sets and board games).


I thought about sealing things into it. I had a whole pile of stuff ready to go in, but at the last minute decided to just leave it as the bare wood. Though a little mosquito did land in one of the layers, so there is that in there.
And oh yeah, tons of unfinished stuff coming up. And in the garage, as opposed to the basement, the cats won't be batting my little fiddly bits around. And, Mrs. DJJazzyJeff won't complain about the clutter. Maybe.


tinfoil wrote:Love the bench. But, is it difficult doing all your hobbying upside down?


I just tuck my feet under the bar at the bottom. The toughest part is dropping stuff down/up to the floor.
Also, I fixed the picture.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/09 17:14:31


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


The first project of the new bench:

Magnetizing Terminator Heavy Weapons.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/09 18:39:13


Post by: Captain Brown


Always a worthwhile effort to get your models as close to WYSIWYG as possible. Makes things easier for both your and your opponent.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/11 21:05:09


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I'm throwing my hat into the ring for the 32nd round of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition.
This round's theme is "Honor Our First Responders"

So, naturally, I'm building some Gaslands terrain. What is a better way to honor first responders than post-apocalyptic, televised vehicular mayhem!
Also, I like saying that.

I'm going to try to put photos as spoilers, because, why not? I'm trying to learn how to do new things.

Spoiler:



Not sure if this is going to work.



I'm attempting to list in different ways to see which works. Links to the gallery, embedding, etc. Also attempting to post them and have more text in between. I've seen people doing it.



Here's to stuff working!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/11 21:09:57


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Ok, the spoiler part worked, but not the images. Is there a forum for how to post pictures mid-thread? Or can someone who knows give me a quick rundown?

Here are the pics I tried to post of my competition work so far.


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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/12 02:07:39


Post by: Arakasi


Choose the size you want, then just copy the Forums link directly underneath into your post. Wrap with spoilers to taste.
Spoiler:
Of course, it doesn't want to work if I use the {code] tag

Should look like (replacing { with [):
{spoiler]{url=https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/1059655-.html]{img]https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/5/11/1059655-.jpeg{/img]{/url]{/spoiler]


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/12 05:29:40


Post by: Viterbi


Interesting start on the terrain, eager to see more of what you will build.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/12 18:30:08


Post by: Captain Brown


DJJazzyJeff,

What is that black grating right beside and parallel to the Amazon box?

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/12 19:16:39


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


 Captain Brown wrote:


What is that black grating right beside and parallel to the Amazon box?



My wife bought some flowers from Home Depot. A bunch of the little ones that come in the individual cups. That grating is a tray that holds those cups during shipping and while being stored/displayed on the shelves. She brought a couple of trays home. Then, I went back there and there was a whole cart piled with the stuff. I don't know if they were intended for the garbage, some sort of recycling, or if they were meant to be sent back to the warehouse and reused. But, the stoned kid watering flowers in the Garden Department told me to help myself, so I did.

The grating, when cut from the bottom of the tray, is what I'm using on those wall pieces.


The other stack of black grating is Walmart's version of the same. The patter is not as compelling, but I have more of them. Once cut up properly, I think it will make some good scaffolding.

I want to make a wall all the way around the arena I'm making. There is a rule in Gaslands that if your car or movement template goes off the edge of the play area it gets DQ'ed. I'm not sure how to reconcile that in the 'story' of the game, so I'm looking at making walls to crash into instead. I am going to have to go back to Home Depot and get some more of the trays because I don't think I have enough.

Although, I don't really know how big I should be making the arena in the first place.
Anyone play Gaslands?


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/12 22:12:50


Post by: MacPhail


Those look awesome! Talk about good return on investment, plus you kept it from the recycle bin. Upcycling! I think that texture will paint up really nicely. Are you going to paint and weather the layers together or separately? It looks like you've got enough to enclose a pretty big space, and maybe some islands as well?


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/13 01:08:39


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I was thinking I would paint them separately, but do some weathering together at the end. Never tackled a project like this, so I’ll be doing a lot of browsing through other blogs for ideas.

I have so many ideas crawling through my head, my ADD is kicking up bad. My beautiful, new, clean desk is already covered in half started terrain projects. Working on some scaffolding, some razor wire (which I don’t like so far), some piping, some spiky bits, and who knows what all else.

I’m uploading from my phone, or I’d try some of the tips y’all sent along. Appreciate it.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/14 17:38:38


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I should be working on my terrain for the LoER competition, or my submission for the Dakka competition, but instead, I'm working on some cars. I made some gs crew members and a spiky ram for the truck. I'm going to assemble a turret-mounted minigun in the bed of the truck. The crew looks like deformed Tusken Raiders more than people, but some more gs sculpting of features will hopefully flush that out. I saw a sticker in the background of someone's YouTube video that said, "Miniaturists work as little as possible". It's true with this project, for sure.

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Haha! It worked! Thank you, Arakasi, for the tips.



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Well, their faces are still a little messed up. Okay, quite a bit messed up.



But, their hair looks pretty good.



That's supposed to be a shotgun in the guy riding shotgun's hands.

The dude manning the minigun looks better.

Maybe I'll have to plaster a metal sheet over the windshield, though I've used the build slots for this vehicle on armaments, so I can't use a build slot for armor plating.

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Anyway, for a first crack at a car conversion, I'm not horribly disappointed.





DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/15 11:39:27


Post by: Syro_


I dig your new bench, and like your space marines. I don't recognize the color scheme on the space marines. Is it a custom chapter, or just one I don't recognize?


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/15 16:48:08


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


It is a custom chapter, Adeptus Brisonius.
I bought some space marines and started painting them red because I like red. Then, found out McPhail played 40K and started talking to him about it. He loaned me the codex and told me about Dakka. It was only after that that I learned there even were established space marine chapters. At one point I almost repainted everything, but then decided to create a chapter based on me. It's red because I like red. It uses my family crest and motto as its insignia because I like them, too.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/16 06:05:10


Post by: Viterbi


The faces of the gasland drivers aren't messed up, they are just mutant drivers. You always just need a positive spin But looking good so far, modeling is something where I lack even the most basic.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/18 05:01:07


Post by: MacPhail


I salute your ambition, freehand sculpting with green stuff on a tiny scale for an enclosed space... that's no joke. Maybe they're horribly burned from some fiery wreck?


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/18 20:06:15


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Viterbi wrote:The faces of the gasland drivers aren't messed up, they are just mutant drivers. You always just need a positive spin But looking good so far, modeling is something where I lack even the most basic.


MacPhail wrote:I salute your ambition, freehand sculpting with green stuff on a tiny scale for an enclosed space... that's no joke. Maybe they're horribly burned from some fiery wreck?


I appreciate the optimism. I'm not sure what, if any, fluff story I'll go with. However, I removed the caltrops dropper, as a truck like this is likely to not spend too much time in the front of the pack. That way I can get some armor plating on the truck and you won't even be able to see them, except for through the slits in the armor. The gunner has goggles and a scarf wrapped around his face to protect from dust, dirt, and smoke. And to protect me from having to make a face for him.



The minigun is also almost finished. It's my third or so attempt at one. And so far, the only one I haven't thrown in frustration or glued to my fingers, at least not for very long.



And there is a cow-catcher sort of ram on the front of this jeep. Not sure what else, but I don't think I'll be scratch building any more miniguns. Have the start of a big engine intake on the hood.



And some more cars lined up to join the fray. I have to figure out a source of guns. Looking around for a site that sells weaponry at a good price and/or large quantity/selection.






DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/19 15:51:56


Post by: Captain Brown


Cannot help on a site that does small weapons. Best source I can think of would be an Ork sprue as they have loads of Dakka weapons that can be trimmed down.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/19 16:22:06


Post by: monkeytroll


Cowcatcher looks good. Kudos for even attempting to sculpt figures - the fact they're inside vehicles helps to hide a multitude of sins, and it's all good practice

Chopping up and combining 28mms scale weapons should provide a few, add in some thin plastic and brass tubes for more variety. Do they do weapon sprues for the smaller Adeptus Titanicus guys (around and the like) - I remember using those on Dark Future cars.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/19 20:20:27


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I had to get through the honey-do list before I dug into my hobbying today. It should have been pretty straightforward, plant a lavender bush and clean up the garage. Most of the latter was building a shelf and organizing my hobby supplies. So, I reap the benefits of that one, too. But, then I hit a sprinkler line with the shovel and all those plans went out the window.

Fortunately, I have the tools. parts, and know-how to fix a sprinkler line. Unfortunately, I have all those because this is not the first time I've hit one.

Anyway, by the time I got the line dug up and fixed and buried again, plus repaired another sprinkler head that I broke the other day by dropping a garden box on it, it was hotter than hades outside. So, I built the shelf and picked up some of my crap, but then the garage was so hot, and I was sweaty and tired, so I came inside. I've got to get my final assignments graded and posted, so I suppose I'll stop procrastinating and go do that. Maybe when it cools off this evening I'll find some motivation.

I have a lot sitting on my desk right now, it would be nice to get to dive into it.



DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/24 22:53:28


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


A productive session today.

I've got a heavy machine gun installed on the roof of the jeep, and the engine manifold finished. Is that what it's called? Never been a car guy, more of a book guy. Also, a trailer carved out of foam. It looks more like a kiln or a stove, but it's going to house a still.



I made some more tanks, from a beer and white claw can.





And I got the various tanks primed.



Some propane tanks waiting in the wings. Anything you can run into that expoldes, is better than anything you can run into that doesn't explode.



And another section of junk fence started. Just some sprue and wood glued together.



Onward and upward!





DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/26 23:16:25


Post by: Syro_


I'm glad you stuck with your custom chapter, I like it.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/27 01:41:06


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


 Syro_ wrote:
I'm glad you stuck with your custom chapter, I like it.


Thank you, Syro. I bought another starter kit once GW opened, so I have a few more to go. Going to keep the red/chapter going.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/27 01:46:29


Post by: Captain Brown


DJJazzyJeff,

Excited about your terrain build. Looks like a very large piece.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/27 06:01:47


Post by: Viterbi


Nice Gaslands update, if I ever get around to do my stuff for the game, I may steal your method for the tanks.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/27 13:35:53


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Captain Brown wrote:DJJazzyJeff,

Excited about your terrain build. Looks like a very large piece.

Cheers,

CB


I'm trying to build a whole table worth of terrain. I don't have anywhere to play except on the kitchen or dining room table, and Mrs. DJJazzyJeff doesn't really like that.
Plus, not being able to go anywhere and play with anyone, I'm trying to build my own set up.


Viterbi wrote:Nice Gaslands update, if I ever get around to do my stuff for the game, I may steal your method for the tanks.


Go for it! It's not stealing if you have permission. A lot of stuff I found online, anyway.



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I have my first Gaslands vehicle painted and ready. I did it as part of Mad Doc Grosnik's Drunken Master Challenge, so it could be a little wobbly. I know I was.













DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/28 16:46:42


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Not much new to report, but I'm trying to get to 100 posts.

Base layered my entry for the monthly painting challenge. I really have to put the gas down on this one.



I have some more materials arriving in the mail. Some wood pieces to cut into Gaslands movement templates that should be here this weekend.
And some aquarium gravel filters to turn into walkways and bridges that won't get here until the end of June or beginning of July. Really? I guess they are a really non-essential item.

Going to spend some time today, so I'll post a real update later.



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Scratch that, I just got a shipping notice. The gravel trays shipped today and will arrive between July 14 and August 4.

My guess is they handed them to a wandering hobo and he's walking them to me on foot.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/28 19:29:18


Post by: monkeytroll


Nice to see the terrain growing. You'll need some destroyed tanks for after the crashes....


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/28 20:25:41


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I think the mechanic in the game is that exploded wrecks are removed from the table. I’ll have to go back and reread. I’m pretty sure the wrecked hills of cars in game are removed once hit, but terrain pieces that explode could be another matter.

It’s a good idea, though. Make some craters with bits of rubble sticking out. A jagged edge of tank here, an odd bit of pipe there.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/29 20:59:24


Post by: Captain Brown


Hurry up DJJazzyJeff.

The closing bell will ring soon.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/29 21:16:20


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


Great work on the Gaslands car. I'm really impressed that you were able to scratch build three humans and a dang-on minigun. I've been watching and re-watching Fury Road the past week (if you can watch the Black and Chrome version, it's George Miller's favorite version of the movie and it really adds a whole new dimension to it) and all this Gaslands content is making me want to ride shiny and chrome.


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Also that little bagpipe player has always been one of my favorite goblin models. Nice to see him get some love here.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/29 21:51:34


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Captain Brown wrote:Hurry up DJJazzyJeff.

The closing bell will ring soon.

Cheers,

CB


Well, if you wait to do it until the last minute, it only takes a minute.

Don Qui Hotep wrote:
Also that little bagpipe player has always been one of my favorite goblin models. Nice to see him get some love here.


I really like him, and he's the only old school mini I have. Well, almost. I do have some Catachan fighters and a few old space marines. I've said it before, but thanks again to MacPhail. I've always been an MTG player, and he's been super generous helping me get into the new hobby. Both of the aforementioned squads and the bagpiper were donations from him.

Anyway, progress has been made. I'm pretty happy with the bagpiper, just need to base him and I'm done.




The tartan is not perfect, but I think it's pretty good. I may touch it up later, but it's gonna have to be good enough for now.




I want a bright, meadow-like grass for him to be marching in. I'm picturing the Scottish Highlands. The only grass stuff I have right now is dry and brownish. I'll have to improvise. How does sawdust work as flocking/basing material? No idea what I'm doing here.




DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/05/31 22:33:25


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Got my goblin bagpiper done. Just in time for the monthly painting competition.
I'm planning to start next months before the very end, but the best laid plans of mice and men . . .






DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/01 04:40:29


Post by: MacPhail


He's fabulous. Your green skin tone has great depth, the detail work on the eyes and kilt are excellent, and the base came out really well. He's a holdover from the days when this game didn't take itself quite as seriously, and you've done him justice. Nice job!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/01 15:27:51


Post by: monkeytroll


Nice job on the piper


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/01 17:22:08


Post by: Theophony


Great work so far.

Also with making terrain out of the soda cans you can always tear/ cut up some cans to have the exploded versions and the metal will look like a proper gauge steel


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/01 19:27:23


Post by: Viterbi


That tartan is gorgeous and he‘s looking so happy playing his bagpipes.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/01 20:42:10


Post by: BigJim


That’s really good goblin skin. I’m loving the idea of Gaslands more and more, keep eyeing my kids Hotwheels.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/01 21:32:29


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


MacPhail wrote:He's fabulous. Your green skin tone has great depth, the detail work on the eyes and kilt are excellent, and the base came out really well. He's a holdover from the days when this game didn't take itself quite as seriously, and you've done him justice. Nice job!


Thank you. I worked really hard on him. That sounds weird to say, but it's true. Spent a lot of time hunched over my magnifying lens with a pointy brush in my hand.

monkeytroll wrote: Nice job on the piper


Thank you

Theophony wrote:Great work so far.

Also with making terrain out of the soda cans you can always tear/ cut up some cans to have the exploded versions and the metal will look like a proper gauge steel


Thanks. And exploded versions are a cool idea, but one that isn't really allowed in the rules. I reread them. If a collision occurs with a destructible obstacle, the obstacle is removed after the collision is resolved. A collision with an obstacle always counts as Head On, and the obstacle always "declares" a smash attack. Then, if it explodes, there is an additional attack against all vehicles within range. Then it's removed and the obstacle can't be collided with again.

Of course, the main rule that resolves all disputes is the Rule of Carnage. When in doubt, do the thing that will result in the most carnage for the greatest number of players. It's what the audience wants to see! So I suppose exploded wrecks of tanks as additional obstacles would be another level of carnage. Or a crater or blast radius could at the very least count as hazardous terrain.
Who needs rules anyway!

Viterbi wrote:That tartan is gorgeous and he‘s looking so happy playing his bagpipes.


Thank you. I wasn't at all happy with the tartan at first, but it's growing on me.

BigJim wrote:That’s really good goblin skin. I’m loving the idea of Gaslands more and more, keep eyeing my kids Hotwheels.


Thanks. I'm now looking through all the hotwheels cars whenever I go into a store. The trouble I'm having is armaments. There are websites out there where you can purchase scale guns, I just haven't pulled the trigger yet. The minigun I made is made of the insulation from an old coaxial television cable and some small strips of plastic. Also, a fair amount of superglue and a couple layers of skin off my fingertips.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/01 21:40:58


Post by: Theophony


Yeah, removing the terrain is just the easy way around it, great way to get beginners into a game. To me it's easy to house rule it though with the first explosion/collision doing full damage and any subsequent one doing less damage, but maybe a chance to catch fire. I love Gaslands. Now that I have my printer and more filament I can start printing containers/ gates and weapons.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/12 19:29:56


Post by: Wirecat


That's one determined goblin... You have crammed a lot of nice and characterful details into this fellow, a definite thumbs up!

Gaslands vehicles are not bad either, although I'd have stayed with sheet material for modifications. Balancing between durability for game and staying believably true to scale on these small things is very had. Congratulations!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/13 13:34:02


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I've purchased a couple of start collecting sets from GW, as the price is pretty nice for the number of models. As such, I have developed a growing pile of chaos spawn.

I don't want a chaos army. I've never been one who likes the bad guys. Even the popular villains like Darth Vader, The Decepticons, Khan, even characters like Freddy Kruger. I've never been into them.
I fight for the users.

So, I decided to chop off some of their arms, etc. Some of the earlier pictures on this blog show severed limbs at the feet of my marines.

I'm taking it one step further with my Space Marine Captain. I want to make a diorama of scattered, defeated chaos corpses at his feet. But, I also want to play with him in my army. So I'm designing a removable 50mm base as part of the design. I'll also try and submit this to the June Dakka painting competition. As the pox walkers will be part of the base of the unit, I'm thinking they will literally be supporting him, therefore, in a supporting role.

The base still needs work, but this is a dry fit practice run at the idea:



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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/14 14:12:41


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Here is a question for the good of the order:

GW would frown, and insist it was against the rules, but what do you think about having a female Space Marines Librarian? Is there a code somewhere that doesn't allow it?


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/14 14:26:41


Post by: amazingturtles


Well, i'm one of those in favor of breaking all of the rules, especially that one, so i say go for it.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/14 19:05:06


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


Hobby is hobby; do as thou wilt shall be the whole of thy law.

Especially with the female Stormcasts and new plastic Sisters power armor, you've got a lot of badass women to use as a basis without having to rely on third-party models (that in my opinion tend to stray a little too far on the cheesecake side of the spectrum, though to each their own).


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/16 02:46:30


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I have a single plastic battle sister. I was thinking I’d clip off her holstered pistol, hang a force axe off her belt, and make her my librarian. I already have a whole fluff story about an aging librarian master taking pity on a young orphan girl and discovering a strong psychic ability in her. Plus I think my custom chapter red will look good on the Adeptus Sororitas armour.

Also, Amazing Turtles, I found this mini in an old Board game and thought of you. Not sure what I’m going to do with it.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/16 06:46:19


Post by: Viterbi


Already excited for the female librarian, go for it! A friend of mine has a small chaos space marines kill team entirely made out of women... the scandal!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/16 15:12:17


Post by: youwashock


The bear is adorable. As far as the female librarian, galaxy's a big place. Anything can happen.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/16 17:30:25


Post by: Captain Brown


DJJazzyJeff,

Exalted the musician.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/17 14:23:16


Post by: Syro_


Seeing that bear in the picture while I began reading about you converting a battle sister really had my imagination running wild
As for the bear, here are a few ideas:
1. If you have any interest in getting into D&D or other fantasy miniature games the bear could come in handy.
2. Start a small rogue trader attachment? I could totally see one of them having a bear in their retinue of bodyguards. You might want to convert it to have some bionics in that case.
3. Just save it while waiting for inspiration, give it to a friend, research where it's from, sell it, etc.
4. Go with what I originally thought you were doing. Take a plastic sister of battle and convert her into a bear rider


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/26 01:55:28


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I'm heading out of town to visit the in-laws. It's their 60th wedding anniversary on July 2nd. They said they only want the family to all get together. So, the wife, the youngest kid and I are bundling into the car for a road trip.
Not a whole lot of progress to report, but I have some things in the works so I thought I'd post an update. Give you all some idea of the projects that are piling up on my bench. In addition to what you see here, I glued together 13 other space marines, and am considering arm and weapons options for my Sister Librarian.

I'm not taking my hobby stuff, but will spend the next couple of weeks fishing, kayaking, boating, swimming, and drinking on a river up near the Great Lakes. Cheers, everyone.


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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/26 09:36:48


Post by: Viterbi


Looks like you will be using the hobby break well with the other activities. Have fun!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/06/26 23:35:38


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


Enjoy the hobby break. Looks like you've got a lot of cool projects on the shelves for when you get back. Try not to spend too much time thinking about all the unpainted models. Try not to let it get under your skin and... oh god, I have more models to paint than I have days remaining in my life


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/07/01 05:10:06


Post by: Captain Brown


Stay safe on your trip and have a good time your parents DJJazzyJeff.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/07/21 21:57:17


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Well, I'm back, but the return didn't go as smoothly as I planned. Not going to go into all the gory details, but I haven't had as much hobby time as I would have liked.

But, have done some work on my LoER entry. Captain Brown says i can only submit one piece. rules.


Spoiler:


Part of it is going to be a wrecked ambulance. It's a Hot Wheels car that I cut open and modified. It'll have a flickering LED on the inside so it looks like it is still burning a little.

Here are some bullet holes in the windows and blood on the seat.




And some charring from smoke coming out of the windows.


And a billboard to be behind the wreckage, I have some rusting bolts that I've put on the structure of it.


I made a digital image to put on the billboard, but that's going to be a real spoiler for the competition.


Then, I was cutting some foam and both my knife blade and my hot wire cutter snapped.



So, I was "forced" to work on a squad of Hellblasters, and they at least, are coming along nicely. I still have some osl to do on the guns and the eyes of the helmets.





I also have the rest of the No Fear box set lined up and waiting for some paint. I wanted to spring for the Indomitus set, but teachers don't get paid much in this country. And, Mrs. Jazzy wouldn't really appreciate me dropping the $200 to get one on preorder.


Onwards and upwards!



DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/07/22 21:33:48


Post by: Captain Brown


DJJazzyJeff,

Welcome back.

LoER entry looks quite nice.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/07/23 01:08:17


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


Welcome back to the world. RIP wire cutter, RIP hobby knife. Whatever that foam is, step on its head before it can breed. We can't let this go back to the wild and contaminate the rest of our foam stock.

Nice brush control on those Hellblasters. Nice, even coats.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/07/23 11:00:32


Post by: Syro_


Wow that foam seems like bad news, I hope you have spare blades for you knife. I broke my wand hot wire cutter very quickly when I had one.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/07/23 19:33:18


Post by: youwashock


Welcome back! Hellblasters look very good so far. Bummer about the tool malfunctions.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/07/24 06:04:44


Post by: Viterbi


The Foam of pure Evil strikes! But as the others said, welcome back and great work on the Hellblaster squad, love the blue purity seals.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/07/28 17:09:27


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Touched up my Eliminators. I stepped the cloaks back to their original form. I think it looks better without the patches of camouflage. I also added a little more of a brighter red highlight on the cloaks. It ties them closer to the rest of the army without making them super bright. It didn’t make sense to have a camp cloak and bright red armor.


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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/07/28 17:40:11


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


Nicely done! Really good job on that decloaking effect.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/07/28 23:28:00


Post by: Captain Brown


 DJJazzyJeff wrote:
But, have done some work on my LoER entry. Captain Brown says i can only submit one piece. rules.


That is why you take a large piece of chip board, you spray it with several ground based ground cover colours, place all you items on it and take photos from several angles. One terrain piece entered.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/07/29 02:58:35


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Rest easy, the foam has been properly punished and destroyed. Thanks for all the welcome backs.


Don Qui Hotep wrote:Nicely done! Really good job on that decloaking effect.


Thanks, Don.

Captain Brown wrote:That is why you take a large piece of chip board, you spray it with several ground based ground cover colours, place all you items on it and take photos from several angles. One terrain piece entered.


I like it. So, with that in mind, here are some wip photos. With only three days left, I have to really grind. Got some nice rust effects on some towers, especially for a first time trying it.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/08/01 13:47:04


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Is that rust sponged? It looks great!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/08/01 17:45:16


Post by: Captain Brown


Some very nice rust effects DJJazzyJeff.

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/08/02 05:44:45


Post by: Viterbi


Gotta echo Captain Brown, that silo looks like it will disintegrate any minute


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/08/24 00:24:56


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Is that rust sponged? It looks great!


I used a brush, but a really bit one.

Captain Brown wrote:Some very nice rust effects DJJazzyJeff.

CB


Viterbi wrote:Gotta echo Captain Brown, that silo looks like it will disintegrate any minute


Thanks, gents.

Working on a conversion for this month's painting challenge. I have to pull the lead out something serious.

I'm turning a sister into a Librarian, kitbashing a weapon loadout. Unfortunately, her force stave is looking more and more like a force staff. I kept finding pieces and they looked good together, but I'm not sure. I think I'll prime and start painting, see what happens. I was picturing more of a wizard's staff in my head. Apart from the Aquila, it looks more LOTR than 40K.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/09 15:44:13


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


So I hit a snag with the Librarian Sister. I didn't like the way her staff was shaping up, and I couldn't get her arms to fit right. I'll probably end up sculpting her new arms. So, I put that project on a back burner.

I'm going to finish my Captain for the monthly contest, but have been struggling to get started on him. I'm overwhelmed by all that I want to do with him, and I just can't seem to make myself sit down with him. He's been sitting for nearly three months looking just like this:



So, I'm taking baby steps. Working on his display base. I'm going to magnetize his feet so he can have a battle base as well. Since he has an in-game aura effect, the width of his base is pre-determined. I want him to be able to see battle with my army, but also have an idea that I think will look good on display.

The diorama base will have bodies of fallen enemies strewn about his feet. So, I started painting one of them. More specifically, just the head.



It sort of feels counter-intuitive to spend that much time/detail on what will just be a small piece of the base, but it felt really good to actually paint something again.



Then, sculpted some GS intestines spilling out of the abdomen.


Feels like progress, anyway, even if it is just a little. Life has been hectic and it's hard to find the time to devote to the hobby. Now I just have to keep that momentum going.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/09 15:55:58


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


All progress is good progress! It's why GW staff have to spend at least half an hour on hobby a day - just to keep that momentum going.

Nice work on them guts, by the way! And good edge highlights on that poxwalker head. I love a good diorama base and am really excited to see it all put together!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/09 21:55:48


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I went to my local Warhammer store today. Both always and never a good idea.

Now I have one of these to work on.


I also bought a pot of Blood for the Blood God technical paint.
Which leaves me with a real dilemma.

Should I use the bright green blood scheme on my Captain's display base to match the rest of my troop? Or splatter it with the blood paint?


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/09 23:50:20


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


To paraphrase a modern philosopher, why not both?


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/10 18:06:17


Post by: gobert


The poxwalkers eyes look really maniacal especially with the cheesy grin! I agree with Don that both might work! Good luck shipping away at him!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/11 01:59:34


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Well, you're not very helpful with making a decision. But I suppose you have a point. Pools ard rivulets of blood with chunks of festering green rot sounds like the plan.



DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/11 04:42:33


Post by: Viterbi


Great effort you're putting into the base. That Poxwalker face also kind of resembles a Joker gas victim.
And the most important rule with Blood for the Blood God is that you should put it on everything and it is never enough


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/12 02:32:26


Post by: Captain Brown


"Disgusting work" there DJJazzyJeff.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/13 15:16:08


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Some dry fit mock ups of the base and some more wip photos of the Captain.




I wanted to work on some NMM techniques, but quickly got overwhelmed. The parts I wanted to be gold are all covered in little feathers. So I used a metallic gold after all.

Maybe I'll do some subtle NMM on the red of some of his armor plates. They aren't going to be parade polished, but they are metal, I guess. Is ceramite reflective? Is this armor even ceramite?
There is so much of the lore and background I don't know. I need to spend some time with other players, playing, fighting, talking, and just generally nerding out. Covid is making getting into this game difficult.


I also have some more GS gore. It needs paint, and blood. Getting there.



I'm working on his head. I was inspired by Queen Anne's Revenge to work on the head detail first.


Even in the grim dark of the far future, black lives matter.

I just realized he doesn't have any pupils, and I think the lighter highlights on his left side need to be a bit brighter. I can hear my old art teacher, "Make your lights lighter and your darks darker!"
So, back to the old drawing board. In this case, painting board.







DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/13 17:46:32


Post by: gobert


Good start on the diorama, his face is taking shape too. I agree that a brighter highlight should help... and another pupil! I find them really hard, and could easily forget them too!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/13 20:22:33


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


Scenic base is really cool so far. Nice blocking everything out.

 DJJazzyJeff wrote:
Maybe I'll do some subtle NMM on the red of some of his armor plates. They aren't going to be parade polished, but they are metal, I guess. Is ceramite reflective? Is this armor even ceramite?
There is so much of the lore and background I don't know. I need to spend some time with other players, playing, fighting, talking, and just generally nerding out. Covid is making getting into this game difficult.


Too each their own! I think ceramite is usually matte but can be painted to whichever standard the chapter chooses. Do as thou will shall be the whole of thy law.


 DJJazzyJeff wrote:


Even in the grim dark of the far future, black lives matter.


Well said, buddy. Good brush control on getting the eyes in.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/14 05:10:46


Post by: Viterbi


Ah, pupils and eyes in general, my biggest enemy while painting You're doing very well, nice clean work so far, good luck with the pupils!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/14 14:19:19


Post by: DalekCheese


There’s been a definite improvement since the first pictures! Well done.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/20 13:37:14


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Don Qui Hotep wrote:Scenic base is really cool so far. Nice blocking everything out.

 DJJazzyJeff wrote:
Maybe I'll do some subtle NMM on the red of some of his armor plates. They aren't going to be parade polished, but they are metal, I guess. Is ceramite reflective? Is this armor even ceramite?
There is so much of the lore and background I don't know. I need to spend some time with other players, playing, fighting, talking, and just generally nerding out. Covid is making getting into this game difficult.


Too each their own! I think ceramite is usually matte but can be painted to whichever standard the chapter chooses. Do as thou will shall be the whole of thy law.


 DJJazzyJeff wrote:


Even in the grim dark of the far future, black lives matter.


Well said, buddy. Good brush control on getting the eyes in.


Thanks, Don. I'm pretty proud of the eyes. And the little lenses on his ear piece. Check the updated picture below.



Viterbi wrote:Ah, pupils and eyes in general, my biggest enemy while painting You're doing very well, nice clean work so far, good luck with the pupils!


Thank you.

DalekCheese wrote:There’s been a definite improvement since the first pictures! Well done.


Thank you, DalekCheese. Welcome to the blog.


Updates:
I've spent a lot of time working the blending on individual armor segments. I don't want to do all of this and then just slap some gold on the wings and filigree. So, NMM is back on the menu!

Looking for opportunities to provide minute details where I can. Tried for some lense effects on the tiny light indicators on his ear piece, for example.


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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/20 22:40:49


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


And some wip shots of the nmm non his insignia.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/22 08:20:23


Post by: Rybrook


Wow, your painting has really come on since you first started good job


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/23 02:44:12


Post by: Captain Brown


DJJazzyJeff,

I echo Rybrook in that each model you paint is an improvement on the last.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/24 14:15:32


Post by: Viterbi


Nice progress, looking good! And another reminder, that I'm way too lazy for NMM and will probably never try it


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/25 22:33:47


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Rybrook wrote:Wow, your painting has really come on since you first started good job


Captain Brown wrote:DJJazzyJeff,

I echo Rybrook in that each model you paint is an improvement on the last.

Cheers,

CB


Thank you both. Practice makes progress. Been doing a lot of studying, watching tutorials, and browsing Dakka for inspiration.

Viterbi wrote:Nice progress, looking good! And another reminder, that I'm way too lazy for NMM and will probably never try it


That's how I felt after seeing every tutorial out there. But it actually wasn't that bad. This blog about it was the best I've read:
http://surfacefragments.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-old-masters-created-look-of-gold-in.html

More pictures to come soon. I'm hoping to finish this captain this weekend. I have some more details done, but the pictures are a little underwhelming.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/26 09:44:06


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Still need to finish his sword, and I’m going to freehand some insignia on his shoulder. But, pretty nearly there.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/26 13:06:00


Post by: amazingturtles


You've done such great work on his face, he's got intense eyes!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/28 07:30:41


Post by: Viterbi


Nice work on the eyes, very clean. Good luck with the pupils!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/28 12:51:54


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


amazingturtles wrote:You've done such great work on his face, he's got intense eyes!


Thanks. I had a heck of a time sticking his head into the armor hole. I put gs on the seems inside where the body and cape joined at the neck. Then it was tough to get his head in without getting super glue everywhere.

Viterbi wrote:Nice work on the eyes, very clean. Good luck with the pupils!


The pupils are actually done, you just can't see them in the picture. I don't have an actual camera . . .

My son was going to come by and bring his, but 20 year olds aren't that reliable when they commit to silly little things for their parents. Shocker!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/29 00:03:31


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Not quite done with it, but here is the rank insignia I gave him.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/29 01:57:06


Post by: Captain Brown


Getting there DJJazzyJeff.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/09/29 05:27:35


Post by: Syro_


That rank insignia looks really cool!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/01 00:52:49


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


A quick update and then I have to glue everything down and splatter it all with blood before I take some final photos for the competition.

A Chaos Marine of the Death Guard persuasion, sufficiently hacked to pieces.





Nothing too special on his missing arm.


With rank insignia finished and power sword crackling, here is the Captain looking the business.



Plenty of carnage surrounds him.



All for the glory of the God-Emperor!


Stay tuned as I splatter and drip blood everywhere!
I'm a little nervouse about ruining everything, but here goes . . .



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Here is the finished competition piece.

Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.






DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/01 09:52:29


Post by: Syro_


That looks very nice, and suitably gory. Nice work


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/01 15:47:56


Post by: gobert


Nice! The red armour looks great! As do all of the body parts and bloody entrails. Good luck in the comp!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/01 23:31:07


Post by: tzurk


Love the NMM on the chest plate mate and the stoic expression fits the scene to a T. I am also really impressed with the freehand on the shoulderpad. Good luck with him!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/02 19:54:17


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


Great work, DJ! I like the freehand on the shoulder pad a lot, and the NMM sheen on his aquilla is great. The scene is also very cool; an inspirational victory!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/02 22:03:17


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Syro_ wrote:That looks very nice, and suitably gory. Nice work


Thank you, Syro. The blood was a pretty fun part to do.

gobert wrote:Nice! The red armour looks great! As do all of the body parts and bloody entrails. Good luck in the comp!


Thank you. Lot's of time went into the armor, all those little plates.

tzurk wrote:Love the NMM on the chest plate mate and the stoic expression fits the scene to a T. I am also really impressed with the freehand on the shoulderpad. Good luck with him!


Thank you. The NMM was not as tough as I was expecting and I really liked the way it turned out, too.

Don Qui Hotep wrote:Great work, DJ! I like the freehand on the shoulder pad a lot, and the NMM sheen on his aquilla is great. The scene is also very cool; an inspirational victory!


Thank you. I was channeling Ghost Rider when I did the freehand work. The skull with the standard Imperial halo didn't seem like it was going to cut it, and I definitely wasn't slapping a transfer on it at that point.

Going to paint up the rest of my space marines here, and put together some terrain. I'd love to get a game in some time in the near future.

Happy painting, all.

Jeff




DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/03 15:56:36


Post by: Viterbi


Now I can see the pupils Congrats on finishing this cool piece, it's a great little diorama.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/05 17:41:35


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Struggling.

So many little fiddly bits. More, it's the irl problems got me down.

Magnetized the weapons options on the cockpit turrets.

Got the new Space Marine Codex on Pre-Order, so I'll make a decision then. Want to be able to keep my options open.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/06 16:18:58


Post by: Captain Brown


Good work on the Captain DJJazzyJeff.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/15 20:57:36


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Today's update rules!

Because . . .

Rules!


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Now if you'll excuse me, I have some reading to do.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/15 21:10:53


Post by: youwashock


Gaslands. Always a source for cool minis. Looking forward to seeing some cars!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/18 15:06:49


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Got all the pieces of my Redemptor cleaned up and assembled. I need to figure out the base. I want its one leg up on something, so I'll have to get the angle right before I glue it all together. And I have to find a better solution to magnet his big gun. Might have to get or make another shoulder assembly and just swap out the whole arm.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/20 06:19:03


Post by: Viterbi


Nice book haul, they are all standing here too on the shelf
Good luck magnetizing the Dread gun and getting its leg up.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/20 07:01:56


Post by: Mephistoles20


Great progress, love that epic base!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/10/20 16:51:28


Post by: Captain Brown


DJJazzyJeff,

I take it you finished your reading.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/01 15:31:51


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Rules books are awesome. Not finished reading them all, but working on it.

This update covers progress on a build that I've been working on all month. Not because it's super complicated, just because I haven't had much hobby time.

Gaslands has a team sponsor, Beverly, who is a ghost. The other cars on the team get an ability that makes them 'ghost riders', and that made me think of Ghost Rider.

So, I made one. Not the smoothest or best sculpt out there, but not too bad for what it is. Probably could have just bought one somewhere and gotten a much better mini. Oh, well. It was fun.

Wire frame on a Hotwheels motorcycle.


Initial gs build-up


The head is not the right size, too big for the body. The Hellfire leaping of his tires needs some more work. Plus, there isn't the level of detail I want anywhere on his body. No buckles, zippers, etc. But, it was for the October Dakka challenge, and this was taken on the 29th. No time for buckles, onward!


Always time for a chain, though.


Some quick black primer later and I laid down some layers of paint.
The best work is on the skull and the lighting on the shoulders. I may go back and fix up the fire and some other stuff, but then again, I probably won't.








DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/02 02:04:24


Post by: Syro_


Cool Ghost Rider I like it turned out. And don't be hard on yourself about the size of the head, what miniature actually has proper proportions?


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/02 07:47:02


Post by: gobert


As syro said! Proportions are over rated! Pretty decent GSing if you ask me, and nice quick paintjob too


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/02 11:58:27


Post by: tzurk


Great job on the Ghost Rider, mate! Lovely GS work and i dunno if it's my brain connecting the dots but the paint job really makes it look like his leather clothes are reflecting the flames.

He's probably closer to real life proportions than a lot of GW stuff anyway...


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/02 22:40:50


Post by: youwashock


Spirit of Vengeance! Fun piece, man.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/03 00:28:24


Post by: Captain Brown


Neat little conversion DJJazzyJeff.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/05 06:24:20


Post by: Viterbi


Saw him first in the painting comp thread and nice to have all the WIP shots here. Great work on Ghost Rider!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/08 14:54:43


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I have some updates to post of the dreadnaught. I built his base and got the legs positioned. Still struggling with the main gun and getting it magnetized. I think I'm not using a strong enough magnet.
Anyway, here's a couple of WIP shots of it so far.



Not sure if that straw is going to hold up as part of the rubble or not. I'll see when it's painted up and can always cut it out.

I also have four more Intercessors all but finished. They need basing and some small details like the helmets lenses and purity seals.

That'll bring the unit up to seven with Sergeant Carrot in the lead.




I'm also throwing my hat into the ring of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition again.
The rest of what follows is a copy of my post there. If you haven't ever checked it out, I suggest it. Even if you don't join, there are some really cool terrain pieces and ideas floating around in the League's forums.

I'm going to be building a pumping station, in a state of disrepair.

Here's what will amount to the main building, with some pipes running out into the ground.


This picture is upside down, but it's just some foam supports for the main pipe.


Here's the pipe in action, up on supports.

and more here.


It's going to be fairly long. Haven't exactly decided what to do at the end. I'm thinking it'll turn down and go underground from there.
Lot's of room underneath to hide units in 40k
Plenty of spaces to drive cars through in Gaslands. Also, plenty of supports to slam into while you're attempting to drive through.

The fallen piece in the middle is going to have dirt/etc. built up against it so it can act as a jump in Gaslands.

What's a post-apocalyptic death race without hair-raising stunts, after all? Gotta give the audience what they want to see.


Thanks for reading.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/08 15:37:09


Post by: amazingturtles


Yeah, you gotta have sweet jumps. That's what pipes are for!

(a bit late, but the ghostrider is amazing.)


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/08 20:45:45


Post by: gobert


Surely the inside of the pipe itself should be the jump?!? Cool idea to make it multi purpose, best of luck getting it painted up


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/08 22:44:32


Post by: youwashock


Neat build so far on the Dread. Great idea on the terrain piece.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/18 05:19:37


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


Good luck in the competition! Promising start on the supports, they look perfect for both sick and also radical stunts.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/18 05:42:43


Post by: Viterbi


Excited to see the pipe developing, that will make a great terrain piece and I love your ideas for using it in Gaslands.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/22 14:06:18


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


This is going to be my last update for a while, I'm going to spend the next week sitting in the woods, drinking beer, and trying to shoot a deer. Though, I do suppose I'll have more luck with the latter if I do those things in a different order. It will be a nice break, but it will make finishing on time for the LoER deadline nearly impossible. I suppose my business may remain unfinished, but I'm far enough along and motivated enough to finish it.

Forgive the insane clutter on the desk. It's a macrocosm of what it's like inside my head these days.

The jump is turning out. I rlike your suggestions to make the inside of the pipe the jump. It doesn't quite fit a matchbox car, especially on modded with guns, etc., but the rule of cool can certainly accommodate that.



Some weathering on the broken edge of the main pipe. A section doesn't just collapse without good reason to.



I guess this thing was at one point automated, so sme radio towers and antennae are in order.



Ans some little pipe work on the back side. A drining straw kit is responsible for the content of this message.




DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/11/22 19:55:43


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


Great update, one thing I love about LoER is how successfully they encourage creativity. Scratch-built terrain gives you so many creative options to play with! Digging the expanded pipework on the backside, that thing must've pumped a lot of Aqua Cola or guzzoline back in the day!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/06 21:29:36


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


My next project, at least once I complete the pumping station, is going to be a Truckasaurus for Gaslands. I need to focus on the terrain piece this week, I only have until the 15th to finish it. But, I saw this Hotwheels "Fossil Freight" semi-truck and had to buy it. Well, wanted to buy it really badly. So I did. And I'm posting this update about it just because I have been quiet for a while, but don't have much else to share.

For those of you not familiar, here is the fluff/intro to Truckasaurus from the Gaslands book:

"Legend tells of a beast with skin like steel, whose claws can cut through cars like paper, and whose very breath is white-hot death. From the depths of your nightmares arises a terror so thrilling that you will be unable to resist! For premium subscribers only: Truckasaurus Lives! Screeching out of your television set this Saturday night: 7pm Central Mars Time"

Truckasaurus is a heavyweight vehicle and has infinite hull points. It's armed with a turret-mounted Flamethrower, a turret-mounted 125mm Cannon, a turret-mounted Harpoon, and a Wrecking-Ball. It also counts as having a ram on every facing and infinite ammo for all its weapons.
Basically, it's a beast.
I'm envisioning something like Mechagodzilla with wheels.

I'm going to use a larger monster truck as the base, and then this "Monster" truck as the head. The jaw is articulated so it opens, just need to convert the red engine block into a flamethrower and It'll be just about good to go.
The trailer has a spine, so that might make up the bulk of the back. I'm thinking of cutting up a Transformer toy or something like that to get the arms if I can bring myself to break one. Might have to go buy a new one I don't like very well as a sacrifice to the Truckasaurus. If I buy it knowing I'm just taking the arms, it might be an easier pill to swallow.
Attach the cannon and the harpoon to the arms and then probably the wrecking ball on the tail.

Anyway, can't start it yet. Have to get craking on the terrain piece.
Bye for now.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/07 08:08:10


Post by: gobert


Well I think that’s the coolest truck I’ve seen for gas lands! As long as you’re not cutting up an OG Transformer, then your plan sounds cool


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/07 19:05:44


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Meanwhile, at the pumping station:

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/10 19:24:12


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Getting there.

I'm content, if not exactly happy, with the rust effects. Need to get the basing texture on the big piece, and touch up a few spots on the others.
Then, paint the dirt and add embellishments. Rocks, grasses, plants, etc.

Going to put graffiti all over this thing. That'll be the really time consuming work.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/11 09:15:23


Post by: gobert


Looking good jazzy, the ramp is going to be really cool! Good luck with the graffiti


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/11 19:18:40


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I have been doing a fair amount of reading about graffiti in the last few days, trying to be authentic with my painting.
A lot of it is either tags, essentially signatures, or it's politically motivated.
In the realm of 40K, the later might be something to the effect of, "The Emperor Protects!" or, "The Emperor Neglects!" depending on what side of the political spectrum the tagger finds themselves.
For Gaslands, it might be more akin to, "Mars is a Lie."
The former requires a name. An artist typically writes or draws their name. I want a few of the classic looking throw up, blockbuster or wildstyle type pieces, with several simpler tags in the mix. Hopefully, it will look like each piece was put up by a separate individual, with their own artistic and color choices, not just by one dude sitting at his bench with a few paints on his pallet.
So, I was looking at various name generators, fluff sites, Warhammer Wiki, etc., trying to come up with a whole slew of names for graffiti artists.

Then, I realized I have a whole forum full of artists and painters who have selected 'tags' or names that, though perhaps not their legal names, nevertheless identify them as artists:

Dakka.

So, I've designed a series of tags and works based on some of the people here on Dakka who have inspired my creativity, supported my work, or both.
Several of them are based on your armies, your styles, or what you might possibly be likely to put up, if you were a graffiti artist in the world of my gaming table.
Others are just simple shout outs. I need a combination of styles to make it more realistic, and only have until the 15th to finish my piece for the competition.

I had one idea that jumped out at me right away, and it seemed the easiest for me to execute, so I started with Gobert.
And, since you were one of the first to comment on the jump and how it should be the inside of the pipe, that's where I threw your piece.

Let me know what you think. And, if anyone that I add happens to be upset or otherwise doesn't want to be included, let me know. I'll paint over it.
Conversely, if I miss you and you want to be included, hit me up with that too.

Amazing Turtles, I wanted to put you on the other side of the jump, but I had, IMO, a really neat-o idea that I think you'll appreciate. I don't think I'll be able to pull it off on the curve of the pipe so I'm gonna put you on one of the support pylons. It might be a minute, because I'm trying to finish one chunk of this at a time.

Anyway, I'm pretty excited about it. Let me know your opinion.


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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/11 20:07:37


Post by: amazingturtles


I think it's an amazing idea! Gobert's tag looks perfect and i'm excited for whatever you've got planned for me and everyone else! It's very neat of you, really


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/12 00:42:27


Post by: Arakasi


Awesome idea! (and well executed too!)


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/12 06:43:00


Post by: Viterbi


The rust effect looks really cool and the first graffiti is superb.
And the finished shots need to be on the pavement like the other WIP ones, the ground was really fitting texturewise


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/12 09:41:37


Post by: gobert


That’s a genius idea DJ! I’m very honoured to be the first to tag your terrain, especially in my Void Panther colours too! Given your username, you need a Fresh Prince intro style graffiti too


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/12 17:23:17


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


amazingturtles wrote:I think it's an amazing idea! Gobert's tag looks perfect and i'm excited for whatever you've got planned for me and everyone else! It's very neat of you, really


I'm glad your reaction is so positive. Here's a glimpse of what I have planned: I'll spoiler it if you want to wait for the finished piece.
Spoiler:

Here's an initial sketch-up I did:

Then here is an image I found online:

I like Omar Rayyan's version WAY better, but I'm trying not to steal it. It's not for profit or anything, so I may get pretty close.


Arakasi wrote:Awesome idea! (and well executed too!)


Thanks. I've had a few good ideas in my time. This is one of my better ones.

Viterbi wrote:The rust effect looks really cool and the first graffiti is superb.
And the finished shots need to be on the pavement like the other WIP ones, the ground was really fitting texturewise


Like I said earlier, I'm not thrilled with the rust. It seems too abrupt of a transition from metal to rust, and not enough rust to really have eaten through the entire pipe. But, your support makes me hate it less.

It's been snowing here the last few days, so I'm not sure if I'll get a clear couple of days before the deadline to photograph in the driveway. We'll see.

Also, here is a spoiler of your tag, if you want to peek.
Spoiler:




gobert wrote:That’s a genius idea DJ! I’m very honoured to be the first to tag your terrain, especially in my Void Panther colours too! Given your username, you need a Fresh Prince intro style graffiti too


I'm glad you like it. The Void Panthers have such a distinctive style. I was reading through Dakka posts, compiling a list of people to use, and your name in those colors popped into my head. The tag turned out just as I imagined. I'm trying to borrow a camera to take some better pictures. The purple shadowing looks better irl.

I like the Fresh Prince tag. Bright colors and bold letters are good for this project.


Anyway, here's another update. Graffiti on the jump is nearly done. Maharg and queen_annes_revenge getting the shout outs here. The QAR is tiny, but in World Eater pink. I'm a little intimidated by the queen's artistic ability. He always posts killer shots with wicked level of detail and writes things like, "WIP shot, still a long way to go."

Elle is a nickname for Mrs. JazzyJeff. JKL is my brother-in-law who we lost to brain cancer a few years back. This project is a really cool way to include people from my life.





Coming soon: DV8, Syro_, and Mothsniper set to get a shout on the end sticking up from the ground.

The main station will feature Josh in Japan, Viterbi, Captain Brown, and a whole slew of others. You can't keep these rebels down, or the paint cans out of their hands! Stay tuned.



DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/12 22:30:23


Post by: theCrowe


Your graffiti research really paid off! And such a fun tribute to your dakka peeps. Not only does it look great but its a sweet way to give back for the support and encouragement. Top idea and super well executed.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/13 07:14:53


Post by: Viterbi


Wow, feel very honored to be included and the tag is looking great!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/13 09:13:50


Post by: Syro_


Nice work on the grafitti, and showing appreciation for people her on Dakka is a nice touch. It reminds me of one of my favorite projects that Cam made: a large Necromunda terrain piece. You may want to check it out in your spare time:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/3270/540699.page


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/14 14:29:16


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Couple more wip shots.

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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/14 18:29:40


Post by: gobert


Ok, so the Mothsniper tag is just genius!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/14 19:04:01


Post by: amazingturtles


Yeah, that came out really well! They all are, i've seen graffiti just like them on train cars, ha


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/15 09:05:29


Post by: Syro_


I have to echo gobert about how awesome your moth sniper grafitti is
Also, thanks for putting me in there too.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/16 08:57:07


Post by: tzurk


Love the graffiti work mate. Inspiring idea and well executed!

Terrain looking good overall, looking forward to seeing the pieces all together!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/17 00:05:25


Post by: Captain Brown


DJJazzyJeff,

The graffiti names are quite something.

Cheers,

CB

PS: Brain tumors really suck.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/18 00:35:24


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


This project is really coming to life! You've arranged the graffiti in a really realistic way, the way the tags overlap each other. Excellent freehand work, super impressed with the moth!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/20 03:34:27


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


I’m going to post an update soon. It’s been a crazy week. But, the voting for the LoER competition is up. If you all want to participate, it would be great. You don’t have to vote for me, but your vote would be welcome.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/794774.page#11011371


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/20 15:41:34


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


It's been a minute since the last update. Been a crazy couple of days. Working ~60 hours/week plus tutoring another ~10. Between that and the LoER competition finishing earlier this week, Mrs. Jazzy Jeff feels like I've been neglecting her. Probably not wrong.

I still have so much I want to do. So many more of you deserve shout outs than I've gotten to so far. But, it's going to be a bit longer until I get to the rest of you.

gobert wrote:Ok, so the Mothsniper tag is just genius!


Thank you.

amazingturtles wrote:Yeah, that came out really well! They all are, i've seen graffiti just like them on train cars, ha


I looked at a lot of different pictures of graffiti and used a graffiti text generator.
Here's also a neat resource: https://www.goonhammer.com/the-narrative-forge-painting-graffiti/
Graffiti generator: https://fontmeme.com/graffiti-creator/

Also, have you ever seen graffiti just like this?


Syro_ wrote:I have to echo gobert about how awesome your moth sniper grafitti is
Also, thanks for putting me in there too.


You are quite welcome. Thank you, for all your support.

tzurk wrote:Love the graffiti work mate. Inspiring idea and well executed!

Terrain looking good overall, looking forward to seeing the pieces all together!


Thank you. You're in there too, but the color I used isn't a very deep contrast from the rust orange. I'll have to touch you up.


Captain Brown wrote:DJJazzyJeff,

The graffiti names are quite something.

Cheers,

CB

PS: Brain tumors really suck.


Thanks. Yes, they really do. You're coming. I had penciled you on but painted over it to submit pictures.

Don Qui Hotep wrote:This project is really coming to life! You've arranged the graffiti in a really realistic way, the way the tags overlap each other. Excellent freehand work, super impressed with the moth!


Thanks. I plan to put you in there, too.


Some new shout outs:




I am really grateful for all the support sinve I've joined Dakka. The suggestions, comments, etc. have really helped. Much appreciated.

And a couple of group shots of the whole thing.








DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/21 02:25:56


Post by: Syro_


That's some nice and characterful terrain, nice work getting it done by the deadline with that schedule. When the Pandemic is gone I would love to see those pieces in use on the table.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/21 10:43:33


Post by: gobert


Nice one DJJazzyJeff! Josh’s tag looks great, but Turtles’ is just out of this world! Living in Bristol, UK, it’s quite like some of the more artistic murals. The tea drinking is a magic touch! You got my vote in the challenge and have an exalt!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/22 15:07:29


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


The tag name idea is genius, but your execution is perfection. I’ve definitely seen those tags all over the city! Dead brill.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/22 20:30:09


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


I love that freehand job on the turtle! AT is going to love that. This is a really cool project, helping build community, just right for the solstice season!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/22 21:22:29


Post by: theCrowe


Voted, not (just) because you asked me to but actually because this dakka community coolness deserves to win!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/23 06:44:49


Post by: Viterbi


That terrain looks so cool, love my finished tag Thanks again for including me!
And I gotta echo the others, Mothsniper looks cool, but the tag for amazingturtles is the bee's knees. Just amazing, the face, the tea cup, the pose


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/24 01:58:02


Post by: Syro_


Very true, the amazing turtles painting of drinking the tea is simply... well... amazing


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/24 14:26:56


Post by: amazingturtles


I'm honestly just speechless! And also stunned. And also amazed. And a lot of other words.

I'm saying i love it. I love the turtle. It is me, 100%


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2020/12/28 23:34:16


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


youwashock wrote:Neat build so far on the Dread. Great idea on the terrain piece.


Thanks. Don't think I'm leaving you out, mate.


Syro_ wrote:That's some nice and characterful terrain, nice work getting it done by the deadline with that schedule. When the Pandemic is gone I would love to see those pieces in use on the table.

Me too, Syro. Me too.

gobert wrote:Nice one DJJazzyJeff! Josh’s tag looks great, but Turtles’ is just out of this world! Living in Bristol, UK, it’s quite like some of the more artistic murals. The tea drinking is a magic touch! You got my vote in the challenge and have an exalt!


Thank you

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:The tag name idea is genius, but your execution is perfection. I’ve definitely seen those tags all over the city! Dead brill.


Thanks. I had to look up "dead brill". Get it now.

Don Qui Hotep wrote:I love that freehand job on the turtle! AT is going to love that. This is a really cool project, helping build community, just right for the solstice season!


Thanks. That's the idea, anyway.

theCrowe wrote:Your graffiti research really paid off! And such a fun tribute to your dakka peeps. Not only does it look great but its a sweet way to give back for the support and encouragement. Top idea and super well executed.


theCrowe wrote:Voted, not (just) because you asked me to but actually because this dakka community coolness deserves to win!


Thank you. I'd be amiss if I didn't include a tribute to you. Your Sculpting for the Kids thread is absolutely fantastic. I found it when I was going through a tough spot and it helped. So:

They're not done. Need some touch up around the eyes and some other little effects. But, the Square Cops make an appearance!

Viterbi wrote:That terrain looks so cool, love my finished tag Thanks again for including me!
And I gotta echo the others, Mothsniper looks cool, but the tag for amazingturtles is the bee's knees. Just amazing, the face, the tea cup, the pose


My pleasure, thank you for the support.

amazingturtles wrote:I'm honestly just speechless! And also stunned. And also amazed. And a lot of other words.

I'm saying i love it. I love the turtle. It is me, 100%


I'm pleased. And thrilled. And honored. And several other words.


One other shout out of note:


Many of the little tags here and there are former winners of the LoER Challenge, and therefore members of the League of Extraordinary Riveters.
Speaking of which, the vote for the popular favorite is still up for another couple of days. If you haven't already, I encourage you to go over there and check it out. I'm currently tied for first place with Mothsniper, who did a hell of a job on his mirror-tunnel. It's truly awesome.
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/794774.page#11016062

Thank you all again for the support.

Cheers,
Jeff


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/08 21:41:34


Post by: theCrowe


Glad you got some positive vibes off the project and the boy is delighted that Nop & Dop have made it to America!

Thanks for the shout out. Most sculpting for the kids has shifted into Burrows and Badgers territory these days but there's always the potential for odd requests from these two that are well worth making.

Sad to see you missed the top spot by a single vote with these. I thought you had the win for sure.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/08 22:59:59


Post by: amazingturtles


Woo square cops! More excellent work.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/11 23:15:35


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Shots of the whole squad so far. Have a pile of plastic in various stages on the bench. I hope to get some tie to finish things off.
The terrain is my biggest achievement.



The Eliminators hiding amongst the pipes, waiting for a clear shot.


Termies and Suppressors looking to lay down some firepower.


The Captain in the thick of it. Still need to make him a game legal base.


Lieutenant out front, leading the charge.


Coming up n 2021: A couple of librarians, including the long-anticipated female Librarian conversion.
A Primaris Chaplain
A Primaris Redemptor Dreadnought
Some more Reivers, Incursors, and a Hellblaster squad

Easily a dozen Gaslands cars I have cut apart, made weapons for, but not touched with a paintbrush.
And Truckasaurus/Truckzilla.

Plus, Judge Dredd Helter Skelter minis on the way.

Should be a good hobby year around here.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/12 19:17:23


Post by: Captain Brown


Nice work DJJazzyJeff.

Cheers,

CB


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/13 03:58:37


Post by: youwashock


Oodalalee! I am honored to be included in this, frankly, rather touching hobby display. The various tags look great. Marvelous paintwork, and a fantastic idea. This level of personal touch and investment is awesome to see.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/16 02:20:59


Post by: Syro_


I love that I didn't notice your eliminators in the first two pictures until you mentioned them in the third, then I went back as saw them. It shows you painted them to do their job well.
I like your display, thanks for sharing. And it sounds like a full year coming up with those plans.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/16 07:58:54


Post by: Viterbi


Gotta echo Syro_, those Eliminators are hiding very well, good Camo Cloaks
Really cool seeing all the marines and the terrain pieces together. That force is coming along nicely and look amazing in rank. Good luck in getting your goals for 2021 done!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/17 09:15:53


Post by: gobert


Great group shots, the terrain looks great for 40k, we need to see it with your gas lands stuff soon too. The eliminators really do blend in with their environment too, sneaky


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/17 18:53:15


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


My hobby time right now is suffering from some super ADD. I'm all over the place. Lots of irons in the fire, as it were.

Got my dreadnought primed. Hopefully it will see some paint soon.


Some other dudes, a pile of hellblaster plasma guns ready for osl effects. Plus, a glimpse at what the bench looks like.


I was going to cut up this guy for Truckzilla's arms, etc. It's an awkward build. Backwards in my head. The arms are what the legs should be and vice versa. Plus, my kid played with him a bunch years ago and lost the hands and a few other pieces.

But, then I found this cheap, cartoony looking Starscream.

I'm going to have a go at him first. I figure if I'm relatively careful, he'll have some wings and little bits I can use for some Captain Brown-esque terrain platforms.

Going to use this little forklift as a hand and claws, if I can get it to fit right.





I decided to give my Librarians gold cloaks. I have a Primaris Librarian that will be done up as an exceedingly old man.
Then I have a Battle Sister that has gotten some conversion, still needs a force stave, but will be his apprentice. A powerful psyker in his own right, he sensed her latent ability and took a chance at risking the ire of the Chief Librarian and the entire Adeptes Brisonius Chapter by bringing a young woman into the Chapter's Librarius.
The tests she underwent were exceptionally, perhaps even in some cases brutally, thorough and exacting. She passed them all. Through her exploits in battle, she has earned the esteem of her battle-brothers and none now look upon her as an outsider. Many treat her as the little sister they never had. At least, the little sister who could vaporize them with a thought. The little sister who fights at their side against the forces of Heresy and Chaos throughout the galaxies.
Would any of the Space Marines in the chapter put a bolt through your brain for even looking at her the wrong way? No. But only because she would put a bolt through your heart first.


The gold cloaks need some work, these shots are very WIP (Hence the missing heads). Not sure what to do with all the chains and relics and emblems. I have done those bits gold on the marines, but they get lost against the cloaks. I might do silver or black to look like iron or something. Does anyone have any ideas? Are there materials in the far future more rare and precious than gold?



And my chapter gets a chaplain.

Doing the paint to mimic the liturgical colors of a Catholic priest. (I happen to be Catholic). Anyway, purple is the litugical color of penance used in Advent and Lent. So, I went with purple robes since he's bringing atonement and expiation to heretics. Sometimes with his absolver bolt pistol, sometimes with his crozius arcanum, but always with immovable determination and ironclad loyalty to the God Emperor of Mankind.



This came in. Looking forward to some gaming. Maybe a couple of solo missions with a space marine to hold me over until I can actually gather and play with other people. It's just me and the wife at home, and she's not into the game. She thinks it looks cool and is happy for me, but there are too many rules and too many little pieces she can't see without her glasses.



And this arrived.

And this.

Haven't even torn the cellophane. I don't have anywhere to unbox it at the moment. I've completely buried my bench in projects, and stacked bins of Christmas decorations over much of the garage. I have to at least put the latter up in the attic before Mrs. Jazzy Jeff will let me open the box all over the kitchen table.


And finally, a coworker gave me several sheets of this. He works at another job where they make medical equipment of some kind. I must admit I wasn't really paying much attention until he described the packaging that they use to ship some of the parts. I think I can use these to make a carrying case out of a tool or tackle box or something. Anyone have a carrying case or plans for one? I'm not exactly sure how to start organizing it.



Well, that's all for now. Like I said, all over the place. I keep telling myself I'm going to focus and finish something, but then I see something else and work on that instead.

Hey, look! A squirrel!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/17 20:17:22


Post by: gobert


You weren’t kidding on the variety jazzy! The Librarian, Chaplain and Mrs Librarian are looking great already. Neat idea to borrow the look from the papacy, he looks really cool with the white too


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/18 06:34:55


Post by: Viterbi


Ok, that is a lot of stuff on your desk right now But don't worry too much. If you keep at everything a bit for the next time, suddenly you have a lot of finished stuff and didn't get bored on the way, because you focused on this one squad or one robot...


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/18 08:46:04


Post by: theCrowe


I vote black beads with silver danglies against the gold cloth.

I've also been improvising foam carry cases out of packing foam and spare cushion foam for years. I cut slots along in lengths with a little trench above. The base slips into the slot and holds the mini in place and the trench provides a little reces to lie in. They all lie in neat rows side by side and if you have some foam on the lid to rest down on top they'll be reasonably imobile. I'll take a pick of some to show you.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/18 17:04:19


Post by: youwashock


I LIKE that Chaplain! Lots on the go, for sure. Can't wait for the Dredd stuff to have its day.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/18 19:25:51


Post by: Theophony


I saved dozens of sheets of that exact same foam from the hospital when I worked their and the scopes would be delivered.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/20 23:51:31


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Captain Brown wrote:Nice work DJJazzyJeff.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks

youwashock wrote:Oodalalee! I am honored to be included in this, frankly, rather touching hobby display. The various tags look great. Marvelous paintwork, and a fantastic idea. This level of personal touch and investment is awesome to see.


The honor is mine. It's been really helpful through the last, tough year to have a creative outlet and supportive people.

Syro_ wrote:I love that I didn't notice your eliminators in the first two pictures until you mentioned them in the third, then I went back as saw them. It shows you painted them to do their job well.
I like your display, thanks for sharing. And it sounds like a full year coming up with those plans.


Viterbi wrote:Gotta echo Syro_, those Eliminators are hiding very well, good Camo Cloaks
Really cool seeing all the marines and the terrain pieces together. That force is coming along nicely and look amazing in rank. Good luck in getting your goals for 2021 done!


Haha, the cloaks work!

gobert wrote:Great group shots, the terrain looks great for 40k, we need to see it with your gas lands stuff soon too. The eliminators really do blend in with their environment too, sneaky


Yes, I'll have to get some shots of Gaslands stuff.

gobert wrote:You weren’t kidding on the variety jazzy! The Librarian, Chaplain and Mrs Librarian are looking great already. Neat idea to borrow the look from the papacy, he looks really cool with the white too


Well, the white was the primer. Most of it will be covered up by other colors, so hopefully that isn't your favorite part . . .

Viterbi wrote:Ok, that is a lot of stuff on your desk right now But don't worry too much. If you keep at everything a bit for the next time, suddenly you have a lot of finished stuff and didn't get bored on the way, because you focused on this one squad or one robot...


That's my plan. Struggling to make any of what feels like progress, but hopefully I'll sit up one day with rows of neat completed figures.

theCrowe wrote:I vote black beads with silver danglies against the gold cloth.

I've also been improvising foam carry cases out of packing foam and spare cushion foam for years. I cut slots along in lengths with a little trench above. The base slips into the slot and holds the mini in place and the trench provides a little reces to lie in. They all lie in neat rows side by side and if you have some foam on the lid to rest down on top they'll be reasonably imobile. I'll take a pick of some to show you.


Black and silver are a good idea. I don't have any "silver" paint, might have to do either nmm or go get some. Will Mrs. Jazzy Jeff be enthused about another hobby purchase?
I'd be interested in pictures. I can't seem to rap my head around what I'm doing with them.

youwashock wrote:I LIKE that Chaplain! Lots on the go, for sure. Can't wait for the Dredd stuff to have its day.


I'm looking forward to it as well. I got the garage sorted out. I told myself I would wait until I got something finished, so as not to have another work in progress. We'll see how long that determination holds out.

Theophony wrote:I saved dozens of sheets of that exact same foam from the hospital when I worked their and the scopes would be delivered.


I just couldn't pass it up.


And, The dreadnought got some paint. Not much, but a base layer counts as paint.
The Chaplain got some attention last night. Not sold on the pink stole. Well, the liturgical color is Rose, technically.
But, it's either purple or rose, they wouldn't be worn at the same time.
I think I'll make it purple with gold filigree/writing/etc.


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DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/21 01:22:20


Post by: Don Qui Hotep


Hey, Zona Alfa! Played a short campaign over the summer, it's a really fun system. Plays very cinematic.

I like the new additions to the Chapter, cool backstory!


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/21 22:07:47


Post by: amazingturtles


He's got a skull mask, he can pull of the pink! Or rose. Either one, really.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/21 22:35:33


Post by: theCrowe


With regard to the foam for miniature storage solutions, I took some pics of my Burrows and Badgers box for you.
Spoilered so as not to clutter up your thread.
Spoiler:

It's just a catboats delivery box that a rule book and some minis arrived in.

It has two layers that just sit on top of eachother. I put the larger ones top and bottom of the bottom layer as they have bigger bases and I'll put the heavier metal ones down there too. The lighter and smaller ones go on top in a smaller layer that fits between he larger bases.

I cut a slit into the foam to pop the bases into and it seems to hold them security enough, though I wouldn't turn the box upright or have a carry handle or anything on it. It just stays flat.


DJ's P&M Adventures - Dakka Graffiti Artists on Display @ 2021/01/22 21:38:54


Post by: DJJazzyJeff


Don Qui Hotep wrote:Hey, Zona Alfa! Played a short campaign over the summer, it's a really fun system. Plays very cinematic.

I like the new additions to the Chapter, cool backstory!


Thank you. Yes, Zona Alpha looks to be a jolly good time. (Did I really just type that?)

amazingturtles wrote:He's got a skull mask, he can pull of the pink! Or rose. Either one, really.


Too true, too true.

theCrowe wrote:With regard to the foam for miniature storage solutions, I took some pics of my Burrows and Badgers box for you.
Spoilered so as not to clutter up your thread.
Spoiler:

It's just a catboats delivery box that a rule book and some minis arrived in.

It has two layers that just sit on top of eachother. I put the larger ones top and bottom of the bottom layer as they have bigger bases and I'll put the heavier metal ones down there too. The lighter and smaller ones go on top in a smaller layer that fits between he larger bases.

I cut a slit into the foam to pop the bases into and it seems to hold them security enough, though I wouldn't turn the box upright or have a carry handle or anything on it. It just stays flat.


Interesting. I'll have to experiment. Thank you for sharing.

And, since it's a new page, and since there is a little progress, I give you:

(A very wip, sticky tack - dry fitted) TRUCKZILLA!!!!!

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