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Made in ar
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

OK, progress with pics:





And with the cut-out-and-now-movable hills:



Time for some washes (on the rocks, mostly) and massive drybrushing, I'm guessing.

Thanks for stopping by.

 
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

 Littletower wrote:

@Red: Regarding mounted:idea is to fix the two half boards to the aluminium hinged frame for: a) added structure/prevent warping (a bit less needed now since the MDF sheet is thicker than originally planed, but always helpful. Also, a 5.5 centimetres surrounding edge for nicer finish, protection and keeping things from falling over; and b) by folding unto themselves, the "terrain" side of the boards face in when folded, for ease (relative, it is still big) of storage and eventual transport.

Alternative alignments would have been best, indeed, will try to make do for it with the free standing terrain pieces instead.
The other thing about clamps of some sort is the ability to swap out panels, so you only need to build the frame once. In my experience, tables with fixed terrain tend to get a bit, well, dull, with repeated play. Of course, if you only play infrequently, this won't be a problem. And you can always build overlays too.
Spoiler:


Lol, Gork forbid, no, That thing is tin-made! And what's with the wheels? I mean, why would you want to be carting a barbecue around?
Cast iron, I think, not tin. And wheels? C'mon Hombre, you've been to America. Everything is better with wheels.

No, we have a good and proppa parrilla (grill place/pit? though it is not a pit!), solid brick and mortar, firebrick-lined, high chimney (or is it smoke-stack),

Chimney, in this instance. Smokestacks are generally made of metal, or are cylindrical. And very tall.
...but no hoist, just two alternate heights for the grill
(hereabouts, the hoist is more of a regional thing...
The hoist is the coolest thing about that grill. The multiple level idea is common around here, but the masonry grills generally are open topped or have a metal cover added. The sound of snowflakes sizzling as they hit a metal grill cover though... One of the sweetest sounds in the world.

...as is the argument of coal versus wood. Not a piece of charcoal has ever touched MY parrilla, ever, BTW!)

No shame in using charcoal. I use it all the time because, alas, I do not have a sweet set-up like you. If I had something like that, I would never cook indoors again.


If interested, door is always open and grill ready for a good asado and some great wines too!

Cheers!


Thanks, If I'm ever in Argentina... Ah, the wine, Malbec? A grilling show I watch used to have an Argentinian winery, Trivento, (which you may know about) as one of its sponsors. So, the host served quite a bit of Malbec with the food. He also used a much fancier version of the grill I linked to... Ah here, https://kalamazoogourmet.com/products/k750gt-wood-fired-freestanding-grill/
I have to say that I find the use of propane on that grill to be an abomination. Also, the price. For that money I would hire a couple of masons and get things done right. For now though, I can only dream...


Oh, and back OT, more C&C, that sanded surface. Messy, especially if you plan on moving the pieces around. Layering it over the white styrofoam ( It looks so) is a good move. The foam has enough flex that the sand surface is less likely to break off, and is surprisingly easy to repair. However, to increase its durability seal it to the surface with a thick coat of latex acrylic house paint ( indoor, matte or satin finish) or two. You will still get the texture, but the housepaint, when applied thickly, effectively serves as a glue and makes a membrane over the sand. The sand can be quite sharp, and unkind to minis that are knocked over, as well as knuckles that scrape it while picking up dice and minis and w/e. The paint layer 'dulls' the sharpness. Don't be stingy with the paint. Go with 2 layers, and make sure to keep the MDF dry to avoid warping.

Ignore if you've already thought of this.

Edit to spoiler the Off-topic stuff

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Coming along very nicely.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Board's looking good.


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Made in ar
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

Made it to the news!!!

A few weeks ago we (as in the loosely knit warming community hereabouts) were invited to take part in a games' Convention. Though mostly inclined towards boardgames and role playing (exhibition, sales, demoing and seminars, there was room for more (there even was a mini-escape room demo going on), and so we packed up and set up a couple boards there for the weekend, put some things on display and played a few games.

(Going to the Convention was what finally triggered the board I'd been working on the prior weeks, purely for "display purposes", of course)

We got yo talk about wargaming and the hobby a lot, both with people already into gaming and visitors alike, and hopefully, even maybe made a convert or two out of the crowd...

There was media coverage too, and one of our interviews made it to an online news channel,

And then, to everybody's surprise, the next week "our" part of the Convention turned up on the paper, printed edition even!

Pics from the newspaper, all credit to Nicolás Galuya, photographer for Diario Uno:










(Eldest Cub in the background. Hardly a cub anymore...)


(That's my measuring tape!! My tape made to the newspaper!)

Wargaming is in now!!

Will resume our normal programming soon.

Cheers!

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very fun news LT, good on ya!

   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

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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!"
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Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 Littletower wrote:
...That's my measuring tape!! My tape made to the newspaper!...
Let's hope your tape doesn't get ideas of grandeur and leave you for a better life elsewhere.

Cool.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page 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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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Cool news. Now the burning question. Is that famous measuring tape in inches or centimeters?

So, after checking out the on-line version of Diario Uno, I learned a new definition for Mendocino. It's the name of a city and county in California too.

Hmmm, Looking at the Atomo advertisement: $99 seems a bit high for a box of Huggies diapers. $55 for 2 liters of Isenbeck beer. Is that a good beer? Damned expensive... and $21.32 for a bottle of Miller? Loco. Completamente Loco, even if it is an import...

... Ah, Argentinian dollars, er pesos. Nevermind

It sounds like y'all had a grand time at the convention. This is a good thing. And it is nifty to see photos from conventions not in the USA. Amazing how similar these things are across the globe. Thanks for posting these.

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Made in ar
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

New year, new WIPs...

DKK Centaur Tractor / Light Transport:





And Hades Breaching Drill:



(I think my picture-taking might be improving a bit at last, )

Both factory new yet, fitting to the season, weathering shall come along in due time.

@Gits: Belated thanks!

@graven: Indeed!

@Dr H: That's a "gaming exclusive" tape! I can always threaten it to go back to the toolbox if it gets too cocky!

@Red H: Centimeters. Hard to find one in inches in these parts. Yes, pesos (19 to the dollar, after last week's "adjustment". Never boring , could use some first world problems any day now!)

I did finish a couple more things before year's end, here's to hoping for better plog updating for the New Year!

Hope everybody had a great Christmas and a happy New Year, on to 2018!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers!

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I just love the breaching drill model. So much character! Looking forward to a great new year following your blog!

   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

 Littletower wrote:
@Red H: Centimeters. Hard to find one in inches in these parts. Yes, pesos (19 to the dollar, after last week's "adjustment". Never boring , could use some first world problems any day now!)
I'm told the Panama Canal is to blame.

The picture taking: Try for stronger contrast between background and subject. One way is to use a warm background, or warmer light, for a cool foreground, and self-evidently, vice-versa. Or arrange some lighting to hit the edges of the subject and direct less light to the background. I've seen this latter technique done beautifully for wildlife photos. Do a search for "The Photo Ark". Amazing work. It always comes down to lighting.

Do you have a tripod for the camera? Get one. Or make one. The latter might be more fun, but then, y'know how we are...

Bear in mind that I am a rank amateur too, so take my advice with

The centaur looks pretty good, but I'm drawn to that breaching drill. More about its construction would be most welcome. It's a kit? It would be perfect on so many tables.


 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Yep, good work on the photos.

Good work on the subjects too.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page 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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