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Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Welcome to the 26th installment of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition!

This competition is all about terrain building, which you can probably guess from the title.
The League's aim is to encourage our fellow gamers/model-makers to kick it up a notch while building terrain for their tabletop, be it for wargames, board games or dioramas. We encourage participants to use this thread to trade ideas, inspiration, encouragement and feedback. Everyone is a winner in a League competition. Because, in the end, your entry is also your prize. The first place winner, however, will win another great prize. They will be named a member of the League of Extraordinary Riveters, a group of dedicated artists and modelers who put great effort into having their work be extremely detailed (like being willing to glue on thousands of rivets). The first place winner will also pick the topic for the next round and be judge.
If you haven't taken part before, check out the rules and previous rounds. (linked below.)

Each round has a “theme” or other defining attribute(s) that must in some way be applied to the your terrain project, to compete with other modellers.

The competition is open to everyone registered on Dakka Dakka, all are welcome to enter regardless of skill, experience, ability, etc.
The winner of each round hosts the next round, and the cycle continues.
The theme, limitations, rules, judging and prizes are all the responsibility of the host, although he or she can get help from others for some of those things...

For those who are returning once again to compete a most sincere and heartfelt welcome back! And to anyone competing for the first time, awesome! And welcome!

If you haven't taken part before, check out the rules and previous rounds. (linked below.) Also, they are a plain enjoyable read so you may want to check them out just for that reason.
Past Competitions:
Contest #1 "Lids" (dsteingass)
Contest #2 "Cookie Package” (Viktor Von Doom)
Contest #3 "Fightin' Pit!" (MrMerlin)
Contest #4 "For the title of Master Shrubber" (Meade)
Contest #5 "Vehicles!" (Bruticus)
Contest #6 "We're Not Worthy!" (Meade)
Contest #7 "Fire at Will" (hk1x1)
Contest #8 "Accomidation" (Camkierhi)
Contest #9 “Elementary" (Littletower)
Contest #10 "The Throne" (Camkierhi)
Contest #11 "On The Road" (Red Harvest)
Contest #12 "Wall me up, fence me in" (MonkeyTroll)
Contest #13 "What Went Wrong!" (OneManNoodles)
Contest #14 "Making something extraordinary from the ordinary" (Dr H)
Contest #15 "The Trapdoor" (nmygravenimage)
Contest #16 "Got Wood?" (Viktor Von Doom)
Contest #17 "The (re)cycle of Life" (Guildenstern)
Contest #18 "The Portal" (inmygravenimage)
Contest #19 "Let it Flow!" (Camkierhi)
Contest #20 "Noise Polution" (Tek Thornison)
Contest # 21 "CARD-inal Sins" (Camkierhi)
Contest # 22 "A Series of Tubes" (Cleatus)
Contest # 23 "Child's Play" (Z-Ray)
Contest #24 "Pimpin' Aint Easy" (Fango)
Contest # 25 "For the war effort" (Syro)

Theme: Hold the line!
By this I mean, I would like all of you to make terrain to represent a defensible position. A bunker, a trench, a wall, a circle of wagons! Anywhere the few can hold the many at bay. as simple as a doorway, or as complicated as a maze. Up to you.


I would like every participant to post their idea/ideas on this thread.

Any scale and game system is welcome. The size of your piece doesn't matter and big vs small will be judged equally. The League wants you to push yourself to the next level in artistic ability and creativity, not size. ( see rules as not strictly true!)

One very important thing to do, is post lots of "work in progress" pictures on this thread. This will let everyone enjoy the process of what you are creating. The members of LoER, participants in these contests, and the Dakka community as a whole love to help each other and give advice. A huge part of these competitions are to help you improve as an artist. Let people enjoy your WIPs and give suggestions to make it even more amazing. Constant updates from all of us will also keep this contest easier to find, which will allow more people to come and enjoy everyone's work, and get more people excited about joining in. (If more people join, you'll be even more proud if you win against 20 competitors rather than 2).

Do not post your finished work on this thread They should be PMed to me for judging, but you can still feel free post your finished work on your own P&M blog if you have one (just not here).

Try to take good pictures, if no one can see how good your piece is, how will we know? After all the work you put into your piece, don't slack on the pictures.

Rules:

1. Talk about the competition. Make as many people know as you can. If you have a P&M blog, it's great to mention it there. I think it's a good idea to post you WIPs in your P&M blog as well as here, it gets your post count up faster, and will encourage the visitors of your blog to check out this competition. Just please make sure you mention regularly what this WIPs are for.
One of the best things you can do, is put the League terrain competition banner in your signature:
HTML code for the banner:
{url=https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/757802.page#9999861]{img]http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/8/429237_md-.jpg{/img]{/url]
change all the "{" to "["
It should look and work like this one:


2. The deadline for this competition will be to have your stuff in by the end of 31st August 2018. 3 whole months. If enough of you need extensions, let me know and I'll probably extend it. I know real life happens sometimes, and it can happen hard.

3. Your piece should be scratch-built or heavily converted. It's fine to use parts from model kits, and no wants to sculpt 10 little cameras or similar do-dads on their piece. Just remember you're being judged on your creativity and artistic ability. I already know you can put model kits together, otherwise you wouldn't be a war gamer.

4. Your model should be a piece of terrain or a diorama that can be used for gaming purposes. It cannot be a playable model in itself (a crashed tank must stay crashed), but removable models (people) are fine.

5. As mentioned above: any scale, any setting, any game system or board game is welcome. Also any size for the actual piece you're making is great as long as you can photograph it clearly. I would add a " Small, but perfectly formed!" element. I enjoy seeing the struggle that is fitting all the elements required in a confined space.

6. Final Entry: Six or more photos of your final entry, showing top, front, both sides, back and all the important parts - not to be posted in this thread. PM me with links to your galleries, albums, P&M blogs, or jsut the straight up pictures, etc. As said above, please take the time to take the best photos that you can. Ideally your PM will include Photos, a description of what materials went into your entry and any specific techniques used, feel free to include some fluff/background/context to help everyone fully grasp your piece. Though hopefully you've already shared all those things except the final photos on this thread already.

7. AMBITION: Push yourself. Try something new! Always wanted to use LEDs? Go for it! Fancied weathering powders? Here's your chance! I'll be looking at your galleries for previous work, entries etc. I want everyone to feel that their best has a fair shot at this. This is very important, Another words it might not be the BEST model that wins, but the one that has shown themselves to have pushed that envelope. In every LoER terrain comp I've been a part of, I tried something that I had never done before. You'll feel great and very proud of yourself for having done it.

8. Not so much a rule, but it wouldn't be the League of Extraordinary Riveters if there are no rivets. This also means similar small details are highly valued (rivets are the best example of this level of detailing).

9. Sprue. Find a use for the often discarded wonder material and you will impress everyone. Sprue has so many uses and we're usually buried under it, so we'd all appreciate more things we can do with it.

10. THE RULE OF COOL trumps all.

Overview I will be judging based mainly on creativity, artistic ability compared to your other works, following the theme, if your piece embodies the detail that the league is known for, and most of all if I think it's cool.

The Prize
Membership to the League of Extraordinary Riveters as top prize. You will be allowed to fly the League's banner and be recognized as a modeller devoted to impressive detail (or Rivets).
The Warm feelings inside and the bragging rights that your peers love and are impressed with your work. And as is league tradition, I will also mail you a small modelling/war game based prize as well, probably some stuff to add to your scratch building supplies or a small piece of terrain.

I think that's everything, but don't hesitate to ask for clarification, and remind em of things I forgot.

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Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway




Had to make the reference. Best of luck to all who enter. Sadly, my creativity seems to be on sabbatical... still.

And sig updated.

 
   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

I'm in! I really shouldn't since even with Cam's very generous time table, I don't think I'll have time. But I like this theme and can't resist joining.
For now, my plan is to make some trenches (unless I suddenly decide I want to do something else, as I so often do)

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

I´m in...i need to finish one ...really...

   
Made in gb
Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit





Worle, UK

Im in, i love taking part. I was thinking about something along these lines anyway so thats great

 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Well, the muse is yet to strike me on this one, which doesn't mean I won't, but I'll certianly watch with interest!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

I'm in! I started my entry last week though as I still had the terrain bug after finishing.... well my terrain bug! Hope that's okay. It's kind of freaky with the theme you picked as I was literally making a refinery where a last stand type of thing went on. Severe happenstance all over the place! Biggest thing I've attempted thus far. Anyway here's what I have so far:






Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Fine by me Boundless, and thanks to all for early encouragement.




 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Okay, I'm in.

Immediate concepts include a dimensional portal, a living wall created by mobile flesh-vats, or a space-hulk corridor.

So it'll probably be something else entirely....

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in au
Stalwart Skittari






The Warp

For the first time (and hopefully not the last I'm in. been eyeing off this comp for a while so may as well.
Recently scratch built a bunker/artillery battery that is frankly terrible. I'll be recycling the gun and creating the rest to make a better artillery platform/ counts as earthshaker.
Good luck to all.

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"I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid, and my mother made me eat it. And I'm president of the United States, and I'm not going to eat anymore broccoli." George W. Bush. 
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Hmmm... ...I have, as it happens, a toy star fort. And I just read Storm of Iron. Lots of other things to do though.

   
Made in fr
[DCM]
Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

Been wanting to enter this for a long time and great topic ! I'll make a bunker out of these two bits of plastic, parts of my previous hot water tank.

My P&M Blog : Warp Wanderers, Chaos warbands in the Eye of Terror

Voting for my stuff pleases the Chaos Gods and brings you luck in battle !

 
   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@kestral: Awesome! As soon as I saw that star fort my mind immediately went to the Iron Warriors since I'm a big fan of Graham McNiell and have also read Storm of Iron. I don't know how you could even try to resist with the timing of that book and this contest. Make Honsou proud!

   
Made in sk
Rookie Pilot





Banska Bystrica

I'm in.

Ruined Cathedral

Finished

Is nothing special. Guys here in my town, have 2 battle boards. And nothing on it,or very poor quality terrain, so I help them, and build something to table.
Is scratch build, FDM board as base, styrodur for walls, Goth windows I cut from garbage plexiglass 10mm on cnc laser(at company where I work)
This is old method of building really big house. I move next, and laser cutting changed for 3D printing. Maybe in future, I will post some project what I build with it. (if it pass into theme )
I build it as sandwitch. Some material are better for something, another material for something else.

let's start
Spoiler:

beginning





Plexi - You know it, create one piece .dxf, and then ctrl+c and ctrl+v, copy all into laser, add garbage from plexi tables , wait 10 minutes, and take out intermediate products







As glue I use hot glue gun. You think it will melt styrodur. Yes and no. All depend on temperature glue gun. Styrodur is harder than polystyrene and can absorb higher temperature., If you use too high temp, it will melt.
I glue it close to temperature, when glue chopstick start melting. So it nice paste together.















Idon't build too strict from plan.



where is pencil there I want as first idea build ladder



As you can see, from this position of construction, is high defensible terrain.



Some time ago I build skyscraper for table, so this will be as counter point on table(2 very high building, about 60+ cm (2 feet+)







Goth portal at base is 20cm tall, all other about 11cm tall





maximum hight under desktop lamp. If I build somethig taller, will make it from more pieces.



What you say to this? It looks fantastic





















others photos -later....


















 
   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland



Okay Tek, seriously wtf Amazing build already. Would love to know how you did those wall pieces

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Damn, that's impressive going Tek.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Epic. You da man.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in sk
Rookie Pilot





Banska Bystrica

@Thx guys.

@Boundless08 - look here https://youtu.be/ciHsAnM9c14 it have 4 parts, man show how he create sketch, export it in .dxf(or similar format) and cut it on laser cutter.
Is near same process, what I'm using. Only few details change(I use solidworks, no autocad, another type of laser cutter)

Now i work with this
Spoiler:

3d printing FDM, mixed with other procedures. Top luxury is SLA technology in 3D printing for now...
It have small weakness. I'm lazy to paint it. I can create everything in short time, but need another guy who like paint this





Back to cathedral
photos continue...
Spoiler:















































photos from painting next time









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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

this all looks so freaking awesome...but one has to wonder...what do you actually do with these rather big builds of yours...is your home cluttered in gems made of foam?...or do you sell/ give away them?

also...these 3D printing works of yours...i feel there is so much potential...wish i could do that----*sighs*

   
Made in sk
Rookie Pilot





Banska Bystrica

@Viktor I create big build only if I have order on it. Or is prepared space (outside of my home) for it.
dwarf stronghold was first and last one, when I build something this proportion for myself. Don't have space.
Skyscraper and this cathedral is created as free sponsorship for local wargaming club. They don't have time, skill, money to create something like this.

What you want print on 3d printer? If is not monstrous, I can sketch and print for you - I try sell only 3d printed object, but no one want it. No one want do terrain modeling and paint it.
Buying finished? of course. Buying parts (unpainted crates, barrels, clogs, etc) no one.
If you want send me PM about this. I know really well, how F***ing it is, when you want create some terrain and don't have some special components for it.

Final part of construction photos. Finished look I send to Camkierhi.

Spoiler:



















































































last photo from construction.


but for ilustration, how it looks on map desk with another buildings
Spoiler:














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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

well...tek...we will talk about this in earnest...i have some ideas for stuff...basic ideas to build complex structures...

for someone who doesn´t like to paint this already looks quit dashing!^^

   
Made in gb
Kinebrach-Knobbling Xeno Interrogator





Huddersfield

Well, I was a massive DNF last month but my house-moving-chaos should be over by the end of June so I reckon I'll be in for this.

No idea what I'll build yet though...

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Oddly enough I cut out a base for a Mordheim defensive position (hasty circle barricade) last night.

If an oval-ish shape made from crates and barrels satisfies the contest theme I'm in.

 
   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







I've had an idea for a bunker for a while and I've got the materials to make it so, I guess I could enter.

Can't promise to make it quite as quickly or as impressively as Tek ...




 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Tek, you are aware that these contests tend to run for many weeks... you don't have to finish within the first page...
Great job as always.

I may be able to wrangle something to fit the theme from my box of "use these things next", and I'm in need of starting something new on the building desk. Could kill two birds with one stone... We shall see...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Still working on options.

A multi-part piece consisting of three mobile flesh-vat extrusion units and a couple of angled flesh-walls. The ends of the walls mate with openings on the meat-makers so that with more units and more walls a variety of defences can be built

A simpler version of above where it's a dug-out/bunker type affair consisting of one, maybe two, flesh-generators. A smaller, one piece build.

A defence line, possibly incorporating some of the above ideas, but where the main essence is a hostage shield. Civilians, soldiers, families, all strung up on the front of the wall to discourage incoming fire.

Probably one of the first two. Although I did come across my old infinity mirror over the weekend, and am toying with making it into a portal of some kind......


cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Tek's pictures didn't show up at work. They did at home.

I quit.



haha just kidding. Probably.

 
   
Made in sk
Rookie Pilot





Banska Bystrica



If I remember correct, always end sooner.
Is not good build too long. You lost motivation.
Better simple object and train stamina for big ones.

 
   
Made in us
Nasty Nob






I'm in. I've been wanting to get back to P&M for a while, but RL has kept me busy busy busy. Got some ideas brewing. May the best Ork win.


My P&M blog: Cleatus, the Scratch-building Mekboy
Successful Swap Trades: 6 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Wonderful everyone, great to see so much interest, let's have some early WIPs, apart from Tek who obviously wants the early bird bonus.




 
   
 
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