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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Gotta have rivets! And yeah, there's a reason i save pretty much every bit from sprues that i can

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Thank you monkeytroll, Yorkright, and amazingturtles

Next part was adding the panels to the bottle between the razors.

Did it with liquid plastic polystyrene cement as the razor handles and the GW parts are both just polystyrene, so a very strong and secure bond. As I went around I made certain that they were level at the top, as the Wall of Martyrs was longer than the other five windows.

Now the windows left gaps at the top and the bottom.

Since I was going to spray paint the model and wanted the clear plastic bottle sides to show through I had to cap the tops and the bottoms. This was done by cutting a curved arch out of the 0.10 polystyrene sheet. First one was a template and the rest were cut to match with the craft knife.


Now when I glued them on, I used some 5 minute epoxy on the curved end that was going to touch the bottle and polystyrene cement on the plastic to plastic of the windows and where it touched the razor handles. The epoxy was on the end and underside of the white plastic as I did not want any overage to show. Did the same thing to the underside of the windows as well. I used the same template piece for the Wall of Martyrs.

Next I added the razor heads, first I carefully removed the clear plastic covers, then smeared 5 minute epoxy over the blades and a polystyrene cement on the bottoms that would site on the white polystyrene. Then I set them in place between two razor handles.

Now when I placed the upside down Gatorade bottle into the platform it looks like a Plasma Tower.

Spoiler:

Spoiler:

Then I added a couple of skulls (one over the Wall of Martyrs and on one the opposite side).

Then some painters tape over the windows and I was ready to paint (now you see why I pre-primed the windows).


More to come as the long painting and converting war continues...

CB


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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Looking good.

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Under the couch

Yup, that's looking very cool!

Cawdor gang looks great, as well.

 
   
Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






This is such a cool project! I couldn’t help but check out the inspiration. Yours is coming together really well and stuffed full of details! Will the white bit rotate once finished?

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Thank you monkeytroll, insaniak, and gobert

Let the painting begin.

After priming, once the masking was removed you can see the clear windows underneath.

Basecoat was blue and grey mixed heavy dry brush. Then brown was painted on the underside of the base, ladder, railing spikes, cassette reel, chains, Adeptus Mechanicus wheels, and the top of the plasma tower. It and the rest of the model had some rust dabbed on.


Charles Mickens came to investigate, and approved by not knocking it over.

Spoiler:

Some black wash was added in spots for extra grime.
Then an extremely light dry brush of grey and white was dusted over the whole model to tie it together.

The monster head pipe ends, the railing spikes, and Adeptus Mechanicus wheels were given a dry brush of Tinbitz. Chains received some Gun metal and skulls some white dry brush.

The lamp was added to the tower and glued into one of the scratched out label spots on a razor handle. The window panes behind the window frames were given two washes of brown ink directly onto the sanded Gatorade bottle beneath. I did them one panel at a time with the tower on it's side so each one could dry properly and as evenly as possible.


Finally the secret ingredient is added, a flickering tea light is glued into the side of the base that the plasma tower will sit. It is glued in with epoxy and arranged so that the switch and battery can be accessed from below through the tape reel hole.

After that the Plasma Tower was glued down over the light.

Next is the final product.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Man, that's just awesome. Heck of a build, and stunning use of materials.
   
Made in fi
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

Real fine job!
The rust looks very good!

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Great work, I was hoping you would be lighting it.

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Great job, the color really makes it come alive!
   
Made in gb
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets





Cardiff

Looks fantastic. Lovely old school blue hue, and the rust really pops. Plus, top razor handle usage!!!

 Stormonu wrote:
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Wicked Canoptek Wraith






I can't wait to see the finished result!

   
Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






Looking good CB, we need to see the light on next please!

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Thanks youwashock, Ezki, monkeytroll, Viterbi, JohnnyHell, Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll, and gobert

Now the finished product.





With some Escher Gangers for scale.

The flickering tea tight makes the tower glow change in brilliance.

Spoiler:

Spoiler:


The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


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Made in gb
Dakka Veteran





Smashed it Capt'n, that is professional gaming studio quality work right there. The converting, the painting and weathering are all top notch and it reaches another level when it has your Necromunda miniatures on it. Kudos to you Sir.

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Columbus, OH

Wow that's really great! Wonderful build!

Thanks,

MegaDave  
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Fantastic completed piece, very nice build.

Roll on the next piece...

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Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






UK

Woah :-) some awesome stuff here, I must go hunting VHS and cassette tapes! Serious ingenuity here

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Made in be
Confident Halberdier





Antwerp

Lovely piece. Nice weathered effect you got on it.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

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Regular Dakkanaut





Another quality terrain piece there CB. Great use of old parts and assorted rubbish.
You must have a good looking board by now, any chance of a gang fight shot of it all together?
   
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Yeah, that's a solid idea. Pics of some of this stuff all together?
   
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Under the couch

Yup, that's very, very cool.

 
   
Made in de
Regular Dakkanaut






Congrats on finishing the terrain, it looks great! Scale and weathering is perfect!
   
Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






Great finish to a great project! Love the light up bottle, is it one of the flickering tea lights?

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Made in gb
[DCM]
Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

How does Sean even come up with something like that?!

Great build, well done.

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor





Denver, CO, USA

This piece is magnificent, Cap! You really nailed the color scheme and weathering-- somehow it's even more Necromunda than the old Necromunda card buildings were. Is the rust more complicated than it looks? I think I see two different approaches (iron spikes vs. blotches on flat surfaces), but it's all very effective.

Excellent use of random bits, and I know we all love the VHS chassis, but for me the greatest effect is how well those razor handles both fit the curve of the bottle and bring some great texture without being too ostentatious. They frame those wall panels perfectly... did you have an "omg it fits!" moment?

Anyway, fabulous work. I'll second the call for an in-game whole-table photo someday.

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:Smashed it Capt'n, that is professional gaming studio quality work right there. The converting, the painting and weathering are all top notch and it reaches another level when it has your Necromunda miniatures on it. Kudos to you Sir.

Thank you ListenToMeWarriors.

Thanks MegaDave and monkeytroll

Skinflint Games wrote:Woah :-) some awesome stuff here, I must go hunting VHS and cassette tapes! Serious ingenuity here

Thanks, I picked up the VHS cassettes at Value Village...two in a case for $3.

Thank you Flapjack, Maharg, youwashock, insaniak, Viterbi, and Fifty.
I am still working on some more pieces before I do another group shot (watch tower, acid pools, another Ventalator, and I really want to do a classic tower for some more height).

gobert wrote:Great finish to a great project! Love the light up bottle, is it one of the flickering tea lights?

Thank yo gobert.
Yes, the tea light flickers, so the glow builds and fades.

MacPhail wrote:This piece is magnificent, Cap! You really nailed the color scheme and weathering-- somehow it's even more Necromunda than the old Necromunda card buildings were. Is the rust more complicated than it looks? I think I see two different approaches (iron spikes vs. blotches on flat surfaces), but it's all very effective.

Excellent use of random bits, and I know we all love the VHS chassis, but for me the greatest effect is how well those razor handles both fit the curve of the bottle and bring some great texture without being too ostentatious. They frame those wall panels perfectly... did you have an "omg it fits!" moment?

Anyway, fabulous work. I'll second the call for an in-game whole-table photo someday.

Thank you MacPhail,
The difference between rust on the spikes and the flat surfaces was more due to the extra washes that the spikes received as gravity would pull the rust down. As for "omg it fits" moment...when the former top of the Gatorade bottle perfectly fit into the inside of the open cassette case that was pretty cool...I did have to trim off a raised portion of the cassette case when I added the razor handles. I had to do some angled sanding on the back vertical sides of the old partial bulkhead windows to fit between the razor handles...even after removing the side pieces.

So next up is likely some acid pools and then a watch tower.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


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