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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Just count the pips, like regular dice. The problem that I have encountered is that they roll just below odds. Fireball is 8d6, so should average 28. I end up with 25-26 most of the time. A bit disappointing.

Thanks guys. Been having a bit of trouble getting anything done. (long story. ) I have decided white for the building, as per Cam's suggestion. I am thinking some sort of pattern though, tiling of some sort, and I am looking around for examples for inspiration. And the time to do it.

 
   
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Pious Palatine






Heh those dice are pretty neat.

EDC
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

They are. I like the yellow the best, because they remind me most of an actual smiley. They rolled odds this week-end. So a small improvement. (And my wizard made 8th level. Yay. )

Finished construction on the roof and its shed. Base coat of paint applied. I'll get around to finishing things off, paint-wise, when I figure out the details...a small light fixture above the door, for example. maybe a few vents applied to the walls. Not too much though. I don't want to detract from the main feature.



BTW: that door is 34" wide and 80" high in scale. The mini is very big. Belongs on a 40mm base, if you ask me.


I think that I will need to glue down those roofs. The space directly underneath them is not really meant to be playable anyway.

Back to work on the main building now.

Thanks for stopping by.

 
   
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Pious Palatine






Nice roof space, just needs some plants and furniture and you're all set!

EDC
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Plants, yes! Excellent idea. I can use planters to hide those unsightly seams where the roof is removable. A perfect solution. Thanks.

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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Great simple paint job really makes the roof pop .

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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Top (floor) job.


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Drew_Riggio






USA

Just caught up on the past couple of months of stuff on here. Some really cool stuff! keep it up

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Beyond the Beltway

Thank TW, but things were a bit quiet for me the past couple of months, so not too much catching up, eh?


Thanks Theo. It snaps and crackles too.

Yes Doc, the roof is in tip-top shape, unlike my Real Life ™ Roof. I spent last week getting estimates for a new one. O.U.C.H. I have a big roof. (stupid 2 car garage.) So, not much hobby done due to that pre-occupation. But I've settled on a contractor and made my peace with my wallet. (pro tempore.)

Started experimenting with the panelling ideas


I'm going with this simple vertical panel scheme. the pilotis (or whatever they're called) are going to be a dark gray... or I'm going to try and make them look like granite. Still mulling it over.

Thanks for stopping by.

 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

Awesome.

Really like how the straight lines of the walls and windows work with thee rounded roof. The skylights are brilliant.

Good luck with the 1:1 home improvement project (if things over there are half a pain as around here, you might just want double those estimates, to be on the safe side...)

 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Panelling looks good.

Good luck with the real roof. Are you going to present them with a cardboard mock-up and say that's how you want it to look.


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The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

I'd go nuts cutting all those shingles. But I have often thought about making a scale model of my house. For the Lulz.

Littletower, That can happen hereabouts too, mainly with the interior improvements/remodelling like kitchens and additions to the house. Whenever you have multiple trades involved (carpenters, plumbers, electricians etc...) things can get pear shaped in a hurry. Exterior stuff like a roof or siding tends to stay within budget, mostly, since it is just the one trade. Still, with a 50 year old house, any sort of work is potentially a trip down the rabbit hole.

More pixs to follow. Had to spend hobby time doing yard work... a fallen tree. We've had some ugly weather recently. I have a nice 40v battery powered chainsaw ( a 14 incher) so things are a bit less of a hassle. I hate using gas powered chainsaws anymore.

 
   
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Drew_Riggio






USA

Haha, back in the early days of my terrain making life (read 16yo.) I made a 1:20 scale model of my family's house. Nothing seemed to line up quite right...hence my recent builds being set in a variety of apocalyptic settings :p. This building is looking really nice and crisp though I must say. +1 to mad skillz for Red

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Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller





Cymru

 Red Harvest wrote:
But I have often thought about making a scale model of my house. For the Lulz.


Go on

the building looks awesome

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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Thanks Terrain Walker, JoeRugby.

Terrain Walker, a 1/20 scale? That's a strange one. Still, imagine how much better you could build it now.

Panels done.



Still much work to do, but with most of the smoked glass cut and temporarily into place, I can see where this thing is going. I ran out of the plastic I was using for the smoked glass. So I'll get more. meanwhile there is plenty else to do.

I did try the granite look on the pilotis. Not sure I liked it. Might post a few photos for C&C later.

Thanks for stopping by.

 
   
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Drew_Riggio






USA

Yeah, my Grandfather was an architect and he let me use his rulers and such and showed me a few things. I guess the way they're set up for architectural drawings was to do it in 1:10, 1:20, 1:40 and 1:60 if I recall.

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That's actually the way an Engineer's ruler is scaled. there is a photo of one a few pages back, here in this post: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1230/583487.page#9445709 Very useful thing and more useful for this sort of work than an Architect's ruler-- which has the usual gradations 1/2", 1/4" etc, so you'll end up with a scale like 1/48 with it. I hardly use my architect's ruler.

1/20 scale will produce a big building. The Cube is 1/50 scale, and you can see that it is a beast.

 
   
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USA

Ah, well then most likely I was using an engineer's ruler and 1:50 as yours looks to be a similar scale to the one I built..memory fails

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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





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Building is looking amazing sir. Realistic enough, and perfectly suitable for Infinity.

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

I love it, it looks great!
1/20 is often used for architectural models. Also (and if you haven't seen this stuff, check it out), it's used by the artist Joshua Smith for his recreations of real-world buildings)

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Beyond the Beltway

I have indeed seen that. Brilliant work. That particular scale is what you may find in films, like the Wallace and Gromit films.

I learned that 1/48 was most common for residential because 1/4"= 1 foot is easy-peasy for people to use, and works with an Architect's ruler. For larger buildings, scales can vary. The one 'true' achitectural model in this thread, the National Museum of the American Indian is ~1/200 scale. I say approximately because I could not get accurate measurements of all its dimensions.

Thanks, Cam.

No worries, TerrainWalker. I have the same problems with memory... mostly remembering last names. Takes me forever to recall them sometimes. I do eventually recall them though. I think it's cool your grandfather helped you with the project.

 
   
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Beyond the Beltway

Some work on the entrances

The two white patches on the sides are going to be planters.

Basic steps

Yes, a catwalk to connect to another building.

Still have a set of actual exterior stairs to do. Then tidy these things up. Add a few details and The exterior will be all but done. Except for the painting.

Thanks for stopping by.

 
   
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Hacking Shang Jí





Calgary, Great White North

Absolutely loving this building. The windows have such a great design.

   
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Affton, MO. USA

And when it couldn't get better....catwalk to another building

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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Looks great. Good design for the catwalk.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page, Twitter or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Great job on that building - something out of the ordinary there! Looks like an architectural model it is so good.
   
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By the foot of the Andes

And it keeps getting better each update,

Saw you asked about a compass cutter somewhere else, I have an Olfa Circle cutter, like this one. Plastic parts are hard enough, and it's actual metal where it counts. It usually comes with some extra replacement blades as well.

Does the job, even on thick (up to 3mm) HIPS, with multiple passes (on both sides for the thicker sheets).

It's heavy duty brother doesn't look bad either, altough it is onnly good for a minimun diiameter of 3".

 
   
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Beyond the Beltway

Gracias. I may try one. I can always adapt one of my dremel circle cutter for the larger stuff.

Six months. Well, there was a lot of RL stuff which prevented me from doing much with the hobby.

Did very little work on the building.


Now I must to remember what I was doing with it.

I 'need' to finish these by month's end

They are 3 Yu Jing minis from the Red Veil expansion set. I'm at least close to finishing them, finally.

Thanks for looking. More updates when I actually finish something.

 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Loving your deco-futurist architecture. Stunning.

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

"Now I must to remember what I was doing with it. "

I am sure you were going to cut it up and make a nice 40k ruin!!!

Who am I kidding.


That building is stunning, a true example to us all. Beautiful. Inspirational. More now please.

The figs look awesome too, nice to see something from you, mind you "I need to finish these!" but they look so good now!

Great to see you bud, miss you.

   
 
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