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Made in fr
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France

Welcome to the 30th installment of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition!

This is a terrain building competition, hopefully that's self-evident from the title...

The League's aim is to encourage our fellow gamers and model-makers to up their game 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 modellers 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 theme for the next round, and become judge for that round. The winner of each round hosts the next round, and the cycle continues.
Each round has a “theme” or other defining attribute(s) that must in some way be applied to 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, age or any other attribute someone might use to divide hobbyists up.
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 previous rounds below. These are full of interesting, intriguing, entertaining and just downright awesome builds and ideas, a great source of inspiration. The judge for each round was , as should be clear from above, the winner of the previous round, with the exception of the first, set by one of the League's founders dsteinglass.

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 "Accomodation" (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" (inmygravenimage)
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)
Contest # 26 "Hold the Line!" (Camkierhi)
Contest # Round 27 "Sweet like chocolate" (monkeytroll)
Contest # Round 28 "Name of the game" (Maniac_nmt)
Contest # Round 29 "Food for Thought !" (Camkierhi)


Theme: Double Entendre
The challenge for contest #30 is Double Entendre. The idea is to build a piece that can possibly be transformed and used as a terrain element in at least two ways. All imaginable ways to transform your terrain piece are allowed, as long as they preserve its integrity (transforming a building into a ruin by setting it on fire would be a shame no ?). Ways of transforming your model include but are not limited to repositioning of element(s) (e.g. draw bridge), removal of elements (e.g. rooftop that gets removed to show the inside of a building), multipart modular terrain (e.g. monkeytroll's barricade or Syro_'s trenches in round 26), terrain that can be flipped and used on both sides, etc...
The more extreme/inventive/fun the change, the better !
Hope that makes sense, do not hesitate to ask for clarification or when in doubt !

Please post your key starting material and WIP pictures to this thread. WIP is the spice of life for a modeller, and your work will help inspire others, spawn discussions, or teach new techniques. Additionally I enjoy seeing them.

All scales and all game systems are 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.

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. Use this as a good excuse to improve your picture taking - if in doubt, ask for help, there's guides and articles here on dakka, in the wider wargaming community, and people here are generally willing to give advice - if we help others take better pictures, we can better see what they're producing in their work Lighting, focus, and cropping - 3 things to think on.

Guidelnes:

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. The more the merrier, and the flow of ideas, critiques and general banter increases exponentially as the number of entrants increases.

One of the best things you can do, is put the League terrain competition banner in your signature:
HTML code for the banner:
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change all the "{" to "["
It should look and work like this one:


2. Deadline for the contest will be October the 31st 2019 at 23:59pm GMT.

3. Scratch-builds, heavy conversions and their like are the order of the day

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

5. Any scale, any setting, any game system or board game is welcome. Likewise, it could be for a non-existent game, just so long as rule 4 is accounted for. Also any size for the actual piece you're making is great as long as you can photograph it clearly.

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 just the straight up pictures, etc. As said above, please take the time to take the best photos that you can. For this round, you should indeed take care of illustrating how your piece can be operated/transformed

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. The spirit of these competitions has always been about learning, expanding, discovering.

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. THE RULE OF COOL trumps all.

Overview I will be judging based on how well I feel the entry captured the spirit of the contest this time around. No special points or fixed criteria for victory.

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 modeler devoted to impressive detail (or Rivets).
The warm fuzzy 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 modeling/war game based prize as well. This will include various bits that you will hopefully find usefully in your modeling future.

Additionally, the winner of the popular vote, if different form the winner I select, will receive a similar goody bag.

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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Ali right, I'm in. I have no idea what I'll make, but I'm in.

Now showing Abyssals for Vanguard!




Painting total as of 8/17/2019: 99 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit.


 
   
Made in us
Missionary On A Mission





Denver, CO, USA

Yep, I'll go another round, although I'm a middle school teacher back at work, so the scale of the ambition will not be what last entry's was. Now for a dive into the bits box to see what materials are on hand...

   
Made in fr
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Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

Glad to have you on board Josh and MacPhail, can't wait to see what you come up with !

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

 
   
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Primered White





twmba QLD

I'll give it a go, want to make something for gaslands anyway, just gotta find something now.


Karol wrote:
Our reality does not have a wacky magical parallel twin universe made of 'emotions' that reflects back and amplifies the worst impulses of people in the 'real' world.

What is social media?
 
   
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Near Jupiter.

I will join this. I have an idea what to make.

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France

Great news Stormatious and Dodgemetal, looking forward to seeing the first WIPs !

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

 
   
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Primered White





twmba QLD

I picked this up to start with, thinking up ideas on how to modify it now, (car on top for size reference). Thinking of building a ramp/jump onto it for one thing.
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LoER round 30 starting point



Karol wrote:
Our reality does not have a wacky magical parallel twin universe made of 'emotions' that reflects back and amplifies the worst impulses of people in the 'real' world.

What is social media?
 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






With as many projects as I'm starting up and working all at the same time, I reckon I can add something that meets the requirements for this new challenge. I'm very hopeful to be able to add the LOER banner to my sig file one day!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
Made in fr
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Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

Glod you're joining in MeerCat !

And wow Dodgemetal, that truck has potential indeed !

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

 
   
Made in de
Been Around the Block





Germany



I'm in need of some terrain and by the grace of the God Emperor I had the incredible luck to find this wonderful little bucketlike thing in the garbage today (don't get too jealous). Makes me wonder why people throw away such treasures - aside a huge crack at the bottom, it's practically new and does not smell a lot (what is this stuff in there anyway?). What makes me most excited is that it also has a lid (not pictured).

I have a rough idea, what to make. However, I have no idea how I will do it and if it will work out all. I'm not a terrain maker. Therefore, I'd like to partake.

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Made in nz
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Near Jupiter.

Have extremely rough idea. Im going to try build a chaosy tower with a bell at the top. The bell im using is left overs from GUO model. This picture is just the base im gong to use that i cut from the pink cardboard. And the wooden sticks i dont know what im going to do yet, i have a whole bag of them.


EDIT - Its such a rough idea i'm not sure i will succeed in doing this, but i am trying lol.
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France

Glad to see the first projects starting up, should be quite nice to follow ! Welcome aboard Max Moray, and good luck everyone !

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

 
   
Made in nz
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Near Jupiter.

I cant figure out what kind of tower design to try and build... jesus this is hard. Any good ideas for a bell tower that would suit 40k Chaos?

I had a idea, but im scrapping it and re thinking what to do. So ill have to post another starting picture when i figure this out.

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Germany

 Stormatious wrote:
I cant figure out what kind of tower design to try and build... jesus this is hard. Any good ideas for a bell tower that would suit 40k Chaos?


Depends on the god(s) you wish it to be dedicated to. Nurgle surely likes plague bells, the tower could be oozing with slime and have spore emitting pustules and stuff. It could also be a Khorne tower with a blood waterfall, meat grinder and corpse parts hanging down on chains. Or some tower of babel chaos tower dedicated to Tzeentch with eyes and vultures.







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So I cut the thing up...



...and designed a template of what I intend to do: a shrine/sanctuary/tomb of a Sister of Battle.

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Made in nz
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Near Jupiter.

Well im just thinking what the main structure of the tower would look like, not really thinking about any effects at the moment, or not sure if i would be adding any effects, but just some chaos symbols and maybe lots of spikes or something.

Any way i have an idea now so ill see how it goes. The sides of it will be similar to this picture but the roof will be diffrent and obviously the bell has to be visible so yeah, so im only going to try copy the side walls in this picture and figure out how to do every thing else after.

Thank you.





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I had to post that picture to show you im not copying the arches you are doing Max lol. Just so happens we both are doing some thing with arches thats all, promise im not copying . But yeah i cant even fething draw a simple arch so this might not even happen.
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France

Looking forward to the arches face-off ^^ !

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Been Around the Block





Germany

In the grimdark architecture of the 41st millennium there are only gothic arches.

So, the more arches the better, Stormatious. Have fun building.
   
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[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





Near Jupiter.

Finally got some thing easier to cut and work with other then that gakky cardboard i was using. A nice big sheet of this foam stuff with smooth cardboard surface, very easy to cut aswell, so now i can finally start this thing properly.

Went to so many shops looking for some thing to use, the last shop i was lucky and it had it.

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Germany



I cut out the interior of the arches. Almost done I guess. But maybe it might benefit from some putty to look 3D.



So I removed a few arches to add putty and glue them back on. The 'putty' or air drying modelling material is an impulse buy item I picked up for 2 € per pound quite some time ago for possible terrain making. I think the cute little elephant is to blame.



Three arches somewhat done. This 'putty' is not easy to work with, because it has lots of fibres. It seems to be a mixture between ground paper, elmers glue and maybe fine saw dust. Tastes as bad as it sounds. Shrinks a little while drying. Bad thing is it also deforms a little while drying. The only thing I like about it is that the end product is like light wood, it tears more under pressure instead of cracking.

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Near Jupiter.

Ok, after some thought how to do this i finally figured out how to make these 5 arches almost 100% accurately measured on all areas ( and i couldn't figure out how to cut with the blade i had accuratly )... it took me for ever because the first time i did it ( you can see by picture they were originally a bit larger ), but the little blade i was using kept on fething every thing up and making the edges un even ( especially the top arches ). So i made them all slightly smaller and went about it waaaaaaay slower and cut it in a more "surgical" type of manner. So it took me for ever to do just these 5 arches lol. If i had a machine or tool that could cut them all at the same time then this would be waaaay easier lol.


As you can see from the hexagon shape i already failed this the first time so removed them. These new arches should be good enough i hope.

EDIT - I had to draw these shapes each individually since i had nothing to draw around. And i could not use the first board as a stencil because the material is too soft making it too hard to accuratly draw around.

EDIT - I should note im terrible at maths and obviously at measuring. Cant remember the last time in my life i ever measured some thing.

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Near Jupiter.

Started to fill gaps, and have smeared this white stuff to try create a concrete effect. No pre plan for this except for the walls from that picture, so im building it / desinging at the same time. Im thinking of adding smaller arches in the middle near the top, then put the bell inside of that. Then ill decorate things and cover up them archers n stuff. I think thats the plan any way, not sure. The door will be on the opposite side of the building, and im thinking of some design plans for the front to make it eye catching.
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A couple of months ago I attempted one of these competitions but got completely buried in uni assessment before I could finish. So, seeing as it's [i]that[i] time of semester again, I figured I should enter something . I've been a little less ambitious this time, and I have it mostly planned out, so I should be able to get it done.

I'm entering a modular townhouse/ inn for D&D (and maybe LOTR/ AOS), consisting of two 'buildings' and two roofs. The buildings can be separate with roofs, to make two houses, or can be stacked to make an inn, or large townhouse. I've gotten a start on the walls of one of the buildings, and have built the structure for one of the roofs:

still trying to figure out images, so hopefully they worked
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Made in fr
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Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

Awesome progress folks, and welcome aboard Ferrous, that is some precise cardboard assembly !

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Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

Hey all, sorry I ghosted all of you who participated in the last comp...my work life intensified by about 300% and had some home improvement projects take priority...

Would anyone mind if I picked up where I left off on my last project...as it actually fits this contest theme fairly well...and I'm not very far along.

Mainly I just want the extra motivation to get it done.

If not, I don't want to start another project until I get this completed.

Thanks!


   
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Been Around the Block





Germany

That's some top notch masonry, Fango!

Meanwhile I started to make some gimmicks to add to the arches: a double headed eagle from a piece of terrain and fleurs from a borrowed silver pendant.



Also started making a few simple molds of the arches, because I have a lot of this rubbish material left and will try to make something useful with it.



It doesn't take details very well, but it should be ok for an ancient weathered grave.



Next the arches will be glued to the little plastic bucket.
   
Made in us
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Rock on, Fango- for my vote, counts as a start in my book!

Nice arches, Max!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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France

Even more arches ! Looking good Max Moray ! I recognize the greenstuffworld blue molds, but what are the clear white ones you are using for the arches ?

@Fango : that is absolutely fine by me, I remember your project from last round and it was looking very promising, would be a shame if it went to waste. To be fair to the competition, I will take that aspect into consideration in the final selection, but rest assure that it does not disqualify you either.

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Germany

 KernelTerror wrote:
I recognize the greenstuffworld blue molds, but what are the clear white ones you are using for the arches ?

That's also thermoplastic. It's sold as Oyumaru in a lot of colors. The blue one is sold by Greenstuffworld as Blue Stuff. Molding properties of all those colors are the same, but when making simple press moulds the clear variety makes it easier to see how good the mould is filled.




In the meantime I've glued the arches to the bucket and am starting with some detailling such as adding of cracks, fixing casting issues.
   
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Squishy Oil Squig





in the computer?

I'll join this, I've got a backlog of terrain ideas that I need some motivation to finish.

Currently building terrain for Mordheim, and I'll be building this piece based on a sketch.



The plan is to make the piece modular with the building, ruined arch, and bridge all as standalone pieces that can be combined to the original vision or used separately. Hope that fits the criteria of the contest well enough.
Here's the initial foam structures ready to be built upon. I had to deviate from the original design a bit because I don't want the buildings to be too tall.

   
 
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