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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Now with the paint on them, I must admit, the "3-D" effect is pretty cool. I was having some trouble visualizing it before.

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Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Oh, how apt to reach page 42 on towel day.

inmygravenimage wrote:Impressive indeed squire!
Thanks Graven.

Red Harvest wrote:Now with the paint on them, I must admit, the "3-D" effect is pretty cool. I was having some trouble visualizing it before.
Good to hear my "vision" is becoming clearer. Thanks.

Since last time, the white areas have become yellow via a layer of white/yellow (mixture for coverage), two layers of "trainer yellow" (a cooler yellow that covers well), and then a final layer of "insignia yellow" (a really nice bright yellow that doesn't cover anything; hence all the careful basecoats).

The red areas around the yellow has had two layers of red/white (for coverage) to obliterate the pencil marks, and a layer of red.

All that while keeping the lines crisp and clean... I can breathe again.


Yes, I am aware that some letters could be better, but they are done now. I have until the weekend to finish and still have to shade the devil (he is supposed to be the important bit, not the rushed bit).
Also to do; the black edges need tidying, the yellow will get one more coat of the bright yellow, and the red lines need adding to the balls.


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 us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's pretty cool. What are these for again?

   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Soccer, that is, to the fer'ners.

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.
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Well yes... I got that part. I mean what are these specific pieces going to be used for?

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







They are presents for a couple of football enthusiasts, Gits'.

Progress of Man U:
I added shadows to the lettering as it was looking a bit flat.
The yellow has had some highlighting to make that more interesting.
And the devil has had some shading. I'll give him another look tomorrow and may add/change some then. I'm currently thinking that he will benefit from a gloss finish, with the rest being matt that should give him some "pop".


Once all that's done I'll pop up some "proper" photos.


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 us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

So... what's the deal with the flat-triangular-faced devil?

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 Gitsplitta wrote:
So... what's the deal with the flat-triangular-faced devil?
That is, basically, a link back to the original design.

There's not much detail on the devil in the logo:

The arms are just simple curves, so I had to sculpt "proper" arms,
The legs are strange wobbly shapes, but devils typically have goat-like legs, so I sculpted those from scratch,
I don't know what is going on with the end of the tail, so I went with the "typical" arrow point,
There's no detail in the body as the figure is just an outline, I decided that any devil worth his salt would have a nice pot belly,

The only details left are the trident (again typical of devils) and the triangular head with 2 horns, 2 eyes and a mouth... No other details.

So to keep something of the design I decided to have the 2D face. Which I also think gives it a bit more creepiness.


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 us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Got it. Very nice interpretation Dr H.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Gits'.

A final blast of varnish and the red devil is done, and with a day to spare... I'm getting better at this time management thing...


As always, there are some things I would do different/better next time, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.

I have more time to finish Liverpool, but I hope to have it done within the week.


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!  
   
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Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

Great job Dr.H really looks clean and sharp

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Excellent work... I'm sure your friend will be delighted!

   
Made in au
Yu Jing Martial Arts Ninja






Turned out great! Nice vibrant colours. Looking forward to the next one.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Jan', Gits' and ckig.

Progress on the Liverbird.
Many many layers on both the red and white to get smooth, solid colours. The photo's been kind to me here, a little more work is required and then I need to tidy up the edges before moving on to the green.


and the dry-stone artefact is complete-ish.
It has all the bits added and has had a coat of PVA/water. Will see how that dries and then decide if it wants some plaster or paint.
And I also need to build a stand for it as it's a bit wobbly by itself.


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 us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

All very cool. I like your explanation about the devil. I suppose that your only other option would have been to make a gumby-like --ie strangely 2 dimensional in 3d-- devil.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Red'. Indeed, although I am tempted to make a 3D, 2D being (daemon most likely) for my army now... Probably should add that to the list.

Here's progress on the liverbird.
Red areas, tidied.
White areas covered and tidied.

...above two steps repeated until neither interrupts the other...

Green areas marked in.
Tidied the surrounding white.
Touched up green.
Tidied white.
...
Added more details to green.
Tidied white
...
Changed mixture of green to more closely match the real logo.
Tidied white.
...

Sat back, decided that the design doesn't have to be exactly the same as the real logo.
White still needs more tidying.

I really can't face changing the green freehand to get it closer to the real logo, the white just needs so many layers to cover it, it's getting silly. Neat is a good as it's going to get now.
It's only the backdrop anyway, the bird is supposed to be the focus. If I wanted it to be perfect I'd have printed off a picture, stuck it on a piece of plastic and cut it out... if I'd have thought of that earlier I may have done that anyway...

I've still got the white freehand to do...

This is where it's at though:


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 us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Beautiful! Really an excellent job Dr H. I'm sure the recipient will be delighted!

   
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Yu Jing Martial Arts Ninja






Nice progress. I think the freehand looks great.

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks chaps.

Lettering is hard, and very slow...

Nearly done; just have to tidy up the green, do the flames down the sides and then shade/highlight the bird.

Letters could be so much better, but at least they are neat (or will be).


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
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

That is staggeringly good. Clever chap.

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.
 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Graven, at least you seem to have seen it before it was removed (don't know when that happened, again).

But never mind, it is now finished and, after some varnish issues (not what you might at first think; clogged valves in spray cans, again... not going to bother with those next time, I have an airbrush for a reason), I have the finished photos:



I pretty pleased with how the bird turned out (notice the subtle shading ), not so much the base, but the bird is the star.

In other news, I have some photos to show from DarkTraveler777, who has made use of some of my bathroom accessories, and parts of the hut kit:


Even using one of the roof pieces as a floor, just what I like to see.
More angles can be seen over in the Wreck-Age Discussion thread on DDakka.

I still have 3 more of the hut kits available, as well as bathrooms and boxes.
And Mr. Ethereal is still on ebay.


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
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Must have chosen the wrong time to upload that post then...

The next project has had a difficult birth. Tacky paint and non-smooth gloss finish issues. Still, I'm determined to continue as I think it's a fun idea.

While rummaging in my collected junk for things to make other things out of I came across an old portable CD player and decided to use it as a base for a model.
Inspiration hit before I could brainstorm some ideas and I'm going to be building a city diorama on a tiny scale, in the space of a CD.

I couldn't show anything until now as the actual model-making has only just begun.
Although I have put in quite a bit of work to get to this stage: various markings have been removed, holes filled, the nameplate painted and glued in and many layers of varnish added to try and get a smooth, clear finish.

As that's not playing ball, I'm going to work with it and not have a clean finish to the model. Weathering will be involved at some stage.

This is the plan:


Now I have the lid attached again I can work on the landscape and know how high it can go.
Then I'll dig out many bits to be all the tiny buildings, and maybe make a few. the example piece there is made from corrugated plasticard, folded around into a square tube and cut up, then re-glued with squares of plasticard in-between. This should give you an idea of the scale I'm going to be working on (and I'm thinking of having a raised monotrack train line...).

And while I'm on a "And now for something completely different" streak, here's a 3D decoupage.
Not something I've done since I was a child, and I don't remember doing it regularly even then. Nice change of pace though.
I had 2 originals and scanned and printed 3 copies to give me 5 layers for the picture. The last 2 copies I faded on the computer to emphasise the distance in the picture.
I used foamcore for the structure and spacing of the layers, as well as the frame.
As even I cannot think of a reason how this is wargaming related, these pictures are from FB (and therefore massive):
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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
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Wow, well I better get back to 40K models soon and rebuild my audience...

I've now built the "landscape"; otherwise known as some hills and a river.
These are chunks of plaster piled up (or laid out for the river) and covered with tissue/PVA.

I've also picked out some interesting shapes to become buildings.
This is not the final layout, I need to level off the ground (at this scale it should look pretty flat in all but the more hilly areas) and devise a street-plan.

Should give you a better idea of where this is going, if indeed anyone is still reading...


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
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

ohhh we are still here, just distracted.
Very interesting idea, brilliantly executed. Really like some of the shapes you have chosen, hope its not all stuck down because that would be a pain to paint.




 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nah, nothing is glued down and will all likely need painting before gluing. Although that depends on how the town planning goes.


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 us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Still here, well back now anyway . Vacation and family time has had me really busy.

CD city looks interesting reminds me of MIB where there's a whole galaxy on the dog collar.

Dark traveller777 did a great job with your kits as well.

Never did the whole decoupage thing myself, but it looks quality to me .

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 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Were still out here, kicking back, enjoying the fruits of your labors.

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Great idea, really quirky. Somehow missed the update

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 us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

I was on the injured reserve list for the past three weeks. No more to be said of it.

The football plaque turned out very well. And I suppose that it may well be excellent advice to never walk alone in Liverpool. Some left-handed bass player may hit you up for a fiver or something

Decoupage looks top notch. But where is the mini to show scale? The technique could be used for a specialty table to show some sort of depth to things... I'm thinking a spaceship table or something indoors. The walls along the edges done up so as to give an illusion that the space continues beyond the table top?

Cityscape on a CD. Interesting.

   
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The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

That's cool DrH, very cool. I reckon it'll look great, like sim city or that bit in futurama where bender gets a mini-civilization growing on his but.

   
 
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