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Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





Plan: Build a Space Hulk in 3D
[Thumb - 1 Measured to the Plans, Still a Few More Required.jpg]
Pre Cut MDF Plans From the Hirst Arts Website

[Thumb - 3 Grate Tile Made to Look Worn.jpg]
Grated Flooring Made to Look Worn

[Thumb - 4 Plans Page I Layout.jpg]
Completely Modular Floor

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Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





First photo's are not good but I want to show the whole process of the build, perhaps these are better?

[Thumb - 18 Finalising Rooms.jpg]
Modular Room Concept

[Thumb - 19.jpg]
Machinery Part Design

[Thumb - 20.jpg]
Testing Floor Tiles & Wall Look

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Made in gb
Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

TBH Sveamore, you had me at the floor tile stage. I do like a 3D Space Hulk board, almost as much as Necromunda scenery... And Hirst Arts are great, one of these days I'll get some and do something similar to this

As long as you post regular(ish) updates you'll quickly get a following on your thread - in fact you can consider me subscribed... I'm looking forward to your journey down those dark and forbidding corridors - there certainly appears to be plenty of them if the MDF bases are anything to go by

   
Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





Hi Ruglud, glad your on board, all photos are usually a combination of glued in place & dry fit with no gaps filled. That is usually corrected much later.

[Thumb - 24 Close Up & Personal.jpg]

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Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





A couple more progress shots as the Hulk expands. Figure for scale.
[Thumb - 1st Room Complete.jpg]
Close Up of a Modular Room design

[Thumb - 22 Outside Walls Get Some Detail.jpg]
Some Early Outside Wall Detailing

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Never Forget Isstvan!





Green Bay, Wisconson

Very Impressive.. Did you mold everything yourself out of pre-bought molds?

Thinking painting all those details will take a long time.

Well done!

 
   
Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





Yes I did & your right, the painting will take forever too, there's about a 7ft footprint.

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

this is really ambitious, 7' of this table will be shear awesome. ill be following up on this.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





Exposed MDF awaiting machinery pieces that have yet to be built.
[Thumb - 21 A Different Perspective.jpg]

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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut





Norwich

What an impressive project!! Space Hulk is pretty cool in 2D, this is so much better, and you've only just begun! Can't wait to see it progress.

DC:90-S+G++M--B++I+pW40k08+D++A++/eWD257R++t(S)DM+ 
   
Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





Cheers, thanks also to some great advice I am now trying to give a sense of claustrophobia without infringing on the floor plans.
[Thumb - 55 Angles.png]

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Made in ca
Member of a Lodge? I Can't Say




Oromocto, NB, Canada

This is amazing. So far, what size foot print have you constructed using your casts?

Consider me subscribed!

Mat

Mat

 
   
Made in gt
Longtime Dakkanaut





UK

Mate , first off , what a great project ! I started my own go at Space hulk but rather smaller , a few 3D rooms joined by the card corridors !

I'm Subbed !

Couple of questions , I think you got the scale of it just right ( go big early ) but .... Where do you plan to store it all ? What are you going to put it in to prevent damage , dust build up etc !!!

Awesome job fella !

   
Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





Mat
The current footprint is roughly 1 metre by 1/2 metre in size.

Big H
She will be stored in containers as the whole thing breaks down into sub assemblies. To prevent damage all the pieces fit into large plastic containers with lids.I have my eye on some I noticed at my local hardware.

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Made in gt
Longtime Dakkanaut





UK

Ha , I check out the plastic box's at the Hardware store too !

Thats a similar way to I was going , tho I was hoping to fit it all in 1 maybe 2 large box's

By the way , EVERYONE should start on German Tanks !!!

   
Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





Some of the 'structural support' of the hulk. I think you need to show something like this to help to break up the maze of corridors. Also working on a gantry.

[Thumb - 25 Cross Support Caps now in Place.jpg]
Wall Supports

[Thumb - 34 Levels.jpg]
A New Room

[Thumb - 35 Looking South from the RR.jpg]
The View From the Research Room

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Made in gb
Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

I notice that some of the wall sections don't butt up with each other - is this intentional or something you'll fix (have fixed) later in the build? I can imagine having cabling in these gaps would be a good option...

Gantry idea is great idea, brings an even greater 3D dynamic to the game

as for the painting, unless you're using an airbrush I would imagine it could take forever...

   
Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





I currently don't have enough wall sections with the industrial pieces (these are the cables at the base of most sections) so am using some double sided industrial pieces which then causes those gaps that you mentioned. I do have an airbrush but once built I will base coat with spray cans.

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Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





Update
[Thumb - 38 Machinery Ideas.jpg]
More Machinery Parts

[Thumb - 39 The New Research Room.jpg]
The RR

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Made in gt
Longtime Dakkanaut





UK

Love the work so far mate , really good work.

Gantry is a cool idea.

Will it come apart to spray so you don't miss all those undercuts ?

   
Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





Yes it will all come apart to paint, here's a photo of 3 wall sections & 3 machinery 'bits' to give you an idea.
[Thumb - 64 All Modular Parts.jpg]

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Green Bay, Wisconson

Very nice.. Love the effect.. it will take forever to detail.

 
   
Made in gt
Longtime Dakkanaut





UK

 Solar_lion wrote:
Very nice.. Love the effect.. it will take forever to detail.


+1

   
Made in gb
Black Templar Recruit Undergoing Surgeries




Belfast, Northern Ireland

Lovin this, keep it going sir....and sub'd

Growing Old is Inevitable, Growing Up is Optional! 
   
Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





Thanks Guys,
Service door.
[Thumb - 40 Breezeway Wall.jpg]
Inbuilt Door Wall Section

[Thumb - 42 Breezeway Wall with Door in the Closed Position.jpg]
Close Up

[Thumb - 43 Breezeway Wall with Door Opening.jpg]
Options

[Thumb - 44 Breaseway Wall with Door Raised.jpg]
A Practical Service Door

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Green Bay, Wisconson

How many molds do you own in order to produce this at the speed your going? you must be making peices every day ( assuming overnight curing)

What material are you using?

 
   
Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





You are quite right, I am making pieces every day.The material I am using is Hydrostone. Anyway, here's a few photo's to show my stock pile & a prior project that will show a little of my painting style that will eventually be apparent on the Space Hulk. I own 17 of the Si Fi molds.

[Thumb - 7 Floor Tiles Are 5 Deep.jpg]
Floor Tiles are 5 Deep

[Thumb - 6 Casting Madness.jpg]
Casting Madness

[Thumb - 1.jpg]
My Painting Style I

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My Painting Style II

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Green Bay, Wisconson

what is the set time and where are you purdchasing this dental plaster?

is it power'y after solid? are you using a release material?

I like the colors you are using. not overwealming

 
   
Made in gt
Longtime Dakkanaut





UK

Mate , I'm not even sure there's a word in English that properly describes this project but it goes something like :

fethinawesomecastmadasaboxoffrogscrazybeautiful.

Quite possibly made my day !



   
Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





The set time is typically 20 miunutes before turning out the cast pieces from the molds, slightly longer in the winter months. It is not 'powdery' after set, I do know what you mean as I have experienced that with a small batch of dental plaster I once used. The feel of Hydrostone is definitely ceramic and clicking pieces together the same way a gambler plays with his chips will give you the same sound/feel as ceramic. I am not using dental plaster in this build, I am using Hydrostone. You would need to do a Google search to find a local supplier near you as I am in Australia. No release material is needed or used when demolding, simply pour-scrape (so they are all level)-wait-demold-done.

Here's one more photo of an industrial project I worked on previously using Hydrostone.

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An Earlier Project

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