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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Okay everyone, the end date of the competition is officially changed to the end of May 21st, I like seeing all this activity on the thread, thanks everyone. I'll go change the first post to reflect the new date.

@Ruglud: Wow, that definitely takes precedence. Good luck getting that sorted out.

@Monkeytroll: Welcome back to Dakka, it would be great to have you make something as well. I've also enjoyed past stuff you've made, when I've wandered through old threads. Let me know when you decide for sure.

@boundless: That's a hilarious and fancy title you've given me, especially despite being in the league I've only ever put rivets on a single single scratch built killa kan, unless you count the treasure chests I made as having rivets.

@Maniac: Yes, that would work great. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished piece.

@bobbuilder: Glad you're feeling better, and your work is looking good as usual.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut





thanks syro


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wanted the walkways to look like they were painted but time and weather have caused it to deteriorate over the years, how I did it black base, air brushed leadbelcher which drys with a mottle effect and darker than base leadbelcher which I dry brushed on randomly next after a coat of Vallejo sepia dried I started with sponging hellion green on then rusting was done with Vallejo browns, still got to do details and a final light sponge of leadbelcher but I think I have the desired effect, what do you guys think

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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Proof of life...

After sorting out the washing machine (luckily just a new rubber washer needed on the inlet pipe), I got to do some more soldering... This time it was for a couple of steps with handrail





Will be adding some plasticard chequer plate for the steps...

   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Glad to hear the washing machine wasn't anything major. The handrails look really good, and super solid for this scale.

   
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Yeah, that puts my modelling to shame, you're using actual fire. We know who's going to survive the apocalypse round here, between you and Theo with his homemade arsenal.

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Regular Dakkanaut





handrails look great
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Railings looking good Ruglud.

Like that look bob, nice.

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Wing Commander





TCS Midway

PM sent with my final work.

Hopefully my club enjoys it.

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Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@Maniac: it's a beautiful piece, and you can really tell that a lot of work went into it. Your club is extremely lucky.

   
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Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Entry submitted. Good luck, everyone.

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit





Worle, UK

Finally got round to taking photos and submitting them to you Syro_, now i can try to concentrate on my army a bit more lol.

 
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks Brian, I'm very impressed with your final piece.

Thanks for the submission M0rdain, and I know the feeling about wanting to get back to your army. Everyone works so hard in these contests, I had to drop everything else and devote 100% of my hobby time to my entries to feel I had any chance of winning or even just not looking bad compared to everyone else

I hope all these great submission keep coming, even though each one makes it noticeably more terrifying thinking about when I'll have to start judging.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut





I am late to the party... But I will try to finish nonetheless.

I am working on an elevated firing position. Its for a narrative campaign and the local store had nothing that fit the story.

This is also my very first terrain piece. All suggestions are welcome!
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Awesome Dwro1234, welcome to the party! And no worries, the first LoER contest I joined was after the original deadline had passed and I only had something like two weeks to make my piece. These contests really help you push yourself to a new level, that one I cranked out is one of my favorite pieces I own and one of the best looking, so I'm sure you can do it! I'll add you to the list of participants.

As for advice, it looks like you're using popsicle/craft sticks for floor boards? It looks good, but I'm curious how you're cutting them, we might be able able to save you some time. Viktor_von_Domm does a lot of great work using wood for these kinds of projects, if you don't see him on this thread, you could try popping over to his P&M blog for an enjoyable read, ideas, and you could ask him some advice.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Yes I am using craft sticks. I am just cutting them at random lenght with my hobby knife. Only the last ones in each row are actually measured. I will be using wider ones for "walls" that hold back the dirt.

I was also thinking about just building a pallet instead of using the metal one from GW to hold the ammunition cases.

I was thinking about using chestnut ink on the wood pieces to gives them that almost oak color instead of actually painting them. I figured liberally (and purposefully uneven) applying the ink directly to the wood should give a more natural look. Thoughts on that?

Any suggestions for barbed wire or concertina wire? I am thinking about using small plastic slinkies that are a little smaller than a space marine.

There is still a lot of cutting to be done on this piece, and I plan on getting a hot wire thingy next week. It is supposed to look like a hill that has been dug out to create this fighting position. The back part will be flat because this piece is only meant to placed at a table edge.
   
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TCS Midway

Ink or glaze won’t penetrate where you get glue on the wood, so be careful if you want to do that. Wire can be done with picture hanging wire and a pen. Wind the wire around a small diameter, round cylinder. Wind it tight and close together and then stretch apart. Simple and effective. Also try multi strand wire and do the same thing for a slightly different look.

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Kinebrach-Knobbling Xeno Interrogator





Huddersfield

Proof that I am still alive...

Finished painting the lowest layer of the build so I can start to put stuff in over the top of it... Various mesh walkways going on top of this section.

Will I finish in time? 50/50 tbh. But I'm having a whale of a time!!
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks for the update, your build is looking good. It's always a push getting this comp pieces done, Best of luck Apollinaire!

   
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painted landing pad and weathered made some lights for around the landing pad walkway, painted to give illusion of being lit, as have the lights on landing pad and supports, railings to do next




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also added the crane rail

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USA

That's really coming along nicely bobbuilder, it looks like you wont be able to post your progress on this thread much longer (looks like you're close to done)

   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Ten days left everyone, I hope everything is going smoothly.

   
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Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

All my base paints are down but I'm using the extra time to slowly add extra layers of wash and will start highlighting next week

@apollonaire and @bobthebuilder those look great! Hella lot of detail on both

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


 
   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Struggling :(

   
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Wing Commander





TCS Midway

Can we add extra credit? I have a couple ladders in progress for besiegers that I started after submitting my entry.

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Nice work people. Good luck getting done (I failed to start...again).


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USA

@Ruglud: Sorry to hear that, we've all been there and feel your pain.

@Maniac: It's still before the deadline, so if you finish more stuff you want to add to your piece just PM to check out your gallery again when you're done with the additions.

@Dr H: I don't think anyone minds if you fail to start during one of these comps, I hear constantly about how amazing you are at judging, so I bet everyone hopes to keep you in reserve as a possible extra judge just in case
It is always fun seeing the stuff you make in the comps tho

@boundless: Nice, looking forward to seeing the finished piece

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TCS Midway

Okay, ladders added to the gallery. That was a bit of a pain adding the “rope”.

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 Syro_ wrote:
...@Dr H: I don't think anyone minds if you fail to start during one of these comps, I hear constantly about how amazing you are at judging,
Really!? Well, I can see that from the other judges I suppose. I've always envisioned myself as the dreaded, nit-picking, moan moan moan, judge (the Craig Revel Horwood of Riveters)... maybe I should drop the disclaimer I put in front of my critiques... nah, maybe not.
Thanks to those that do think of me as an amazing judge then.

...so I bet everyone hopes to keep you in reserve as a possible extra judge just in case
Well, it's been a while since I have judged. If you need another judge, or a consulting judge for second opinions, or just advice, give me a shout.

It is always fun seeing the stuff you make in the comps tho...
Thanks. I do keep making things in my blogs. They just don't always align with the competitions.


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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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Still struggling, but trying to find time to fit some progress in. My worry is the paint stage - I need to get a primer down on Saturday otherwise I've got no chance of meeting the extended deadline... Still lots of rivets to add though before I can do that ....




   
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Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

That is great looking Ruglud. Those railings are impeccable, just really amazing.

I've got mine all done except for highlights. turns out I don't have the right colours so I've to pop into my FLGS this saturday to get them so expect my pics on Sunday @Syro

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


 
   
 
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