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Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Disgusting. And brilliant. Honestly incredible work, you should be very proud.

I know there was a little debate, but I think blue for the plasma was the perfect choice - as you said, somehow adds some realism to have a colour outwith the tight scheme.

Quoted for rollover:
 Dr H wrote:
Thanks Gits', and I got it to work in the end.

Thanks Meph. They're not all matt, there are a few glossy and satin finishes to certain parts... for added "eww!"
If I had weathering powders, I may have tried them. But some brushing over it seems to have worked fine.

Thanks York'. Yes, that was the idea. This is why I added the grass in two steps.

The "dead" grass now looks distinct as I brushed over it with some brown and then "bone" paint. This may have also removed some of the "summer" grass that might have stuck to the "dead" grass when that was sprinkled on (and therefore making it more green). Whatever it was, the grass now looks like I intended; dying around the marine's feet and leaving bare, dead earth behind.

Somewhere close to 70 photos later, the final show is ready (I went through the photos so you don't have to see all 70)...

The squad:


#1; the grenade guy.
Mostly minor changes; fixes to casting limitations (something done to pretty much all of them, as was adding / improving the damage to their armour), added a 3rd "eye", some smoke for his grenade, and changing the metal tabard for part cloth.

One thing my mum said while I was showing her the grass was "is that a cigarette butt under his foot?"
If you look under his rear foot, there is something that looks just like a butt. Not intended, but it just goes to show how disgusting these guys are; not only are they filthy, disease-ridden, plague carriers, they also smoke and litter with reckless abandon.

#2; the champion.
Quite a few changes; the fly was moved from attached to a horn to sitting on his shoulder, the things dangling from his hood were removed and many tentacles added, and his arm was reposed.


#3; "there goes the hernia" guy.
Repositioned the gun arm to be aiming, changed the tentacle / tongue from the belly to spilling flesh and removed the teeth from the armour break, changed the smiling face on the left shoulder to a skull, and added some tentacles.


#4; bell guy.
Reposed the sword arm, added a tentacle and swapped backpack to make him less bell orientated.


#5; plasma guy.
Added plasma flame, swapped backpack, moved sword, and added tentacles.


#6; Spiky dave.
Changed tongue from shoulder pad mouth, changed tentacle on left leg, added tentacle with bell to backpack, moved sword to stick through (new) hole in cloak, and changed horns on helmet for spikes.


#7; Smokey pete.
Moved a few minor things, and added smoke.


And there you go. My first nurgle miniatures ever, with my first use of static grass.
The second set of models from the Dark Imperium set, there'll be something primaris next time.
Let me know what you think, zoom in on the photos, and vote on them (it doesn't take long to click on 10 and 10).

I'll have these up in my Etsy shop soon, so dust off your wallets.

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Dregs and strays - A post-apocalyptic character blog. Updated on occasion!  
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







inmygravenimage wrote:Spiky Dave rules! Love them. Charge what you would bro. Lots of work there.
Thanks Graven'. Yeah, once you start giving them names, you're going to get a Dave eventually.
Well, something is only worth what someone will pay for it. We will have to see if someone else thinks they are worth it.

shasolenzabi wrote:Awesome work! Those guys look like if you pick them up they will give you some form of disease, and add Tetanus with all that rust!
Thanks Shas'. That was the aim.

Red Harvest wrote:Well, I'm thoroughly revolted...

... iin the best possible way
Thanks Red'. Good to hear.

Scarper wrote:Disgusting. And brilliant. Honestly incredible work, you should be very proud. I know there was a little debate, but I think blue for the plasma was the perfect choice - as you said, somehow adds some realism to have a colour outwith the tight scheme.
Thanks Scarper.

I've been tidying and rearranging my room as I had quite a few piles of "that'll be useful" items.

I'll be heading over to my army's thread soon to finish the Tau suit, and then I'll be back here to finish off a project before starting on something marine-y from the DI box.
In tidying, I've found 5 different projects that are all in the planning and "collecting bits" stages (except for the garage that actually has a form built). I don't like having unfinished things laying about, even if they haven't been started. Get them done and it'll free up a bit more space.

So, Tau suit painting, and then I'll be back here for some random terrain pieces. Stay tuned.


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
Mysterious Techpriest







Lovely change from the normal nurgle colour palette good to see them all finished at long last.

look forward to seeing what you do next.




 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks OMN, and wait no longer...

Back to the infinity workshop / garage.

I've been scratching my head over how to finish the flooring off, and have now settled on using some textured plasticard for the majority.
And I've added a couple of your hatches, OMN.


The part circles will be mainly filled in / covered over / open for access to ... things... power plugs... tbc...

In other news: I popped out to see the new Blade Runner. I liked it. Takes it's time, not for the younger "instant" generation. Pretty. Likes it's bass for sound effects and music. Worth seeing.


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







Finished filling in all the holes in the floor.
Some are hatches, 3 with just "handles" glued on, and one open. There will be some trailing cables attached to it in time.

I also made a console to be used to control / monitor things. I'm going to do the dials the "easy" way and use some transfers I have, rather than spend time cutting and placing disks and rings and squares and blobs to make my own. Viewed through the windows, it'll be fine.



I've also been playing about with the plans for the central garage hoist thing... expect that soon.


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
Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Nice progress! The different levels and patterns of discs will definitely add some interest, and the control panel is a nice realistic touch. I always struggle between adding to much cluttery detail for the sake of realism and space for actual gameplay, but I think you're getting a great balance.

Dregs and strays - A post-apocalyptic character blog. Updated on occasion!  
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Scarper. I don't intend for much gameplay to be going on inside this. I'm only leaving the top removable in case repairs are needed in the future. There will be much more clutter, but I may leave room as Infinity does seem to like enter-able buildings (there will also be roof access). But no, large windows so that the roof does not need to be removed to see the details, and disclaimer that it's not meant to be removed, so don't blame me if you break something taking it off (but you can if you want to fix something).

Every garage needs a hoist, and this one is no exception. But for Infinity, it can't be a simple up-and-down job... it needs... robot arms...

Painting will make it more apparent, but the arms are attached to the uprights and are holding the block between them (it's not a legless robot climbing up).
There will also be another pair of arms on the other side of the uprights that will balance out the structure (hence the scalpels weighing it down at present, it's not glued down yet).

This is basically a clever way to hold the (otherwise unsupported) uprights at a fixed distance as it's glued polystyrene all the way across.
I may have one of the other arms picking something up off the floor to add another attachment to the floor...

There will be more details added in time; wires, cables, etc.


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.

I really like this in all its white and shiney goodness. Looks very ultra tech future.

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'. I hadn't given much thought to what colour anything will be, but there may have to be some high-tech' white on those arms.

and in answer to the question literally no one asked; how do you make those?

Brief explanation:
Take a rectangle of plastic and glue 2 large and 2 small disks of sprue to either side of it (these are the circular injection points from injection moulded sprues, I have quite a large collection of these already cut off); make sure they are all flush to one side of the rectangle.
Glue that side to the side of your chosen upright (I'm using I-beam).
Glue 2 smaller disks each side, within the I-beam (try to make it half the width of the internal space of the I-beam, so that 2 may pass each other), lined up with the upper "wheels" of the above piece.
File these all down so that they are all the same level.
Glue a triangle on top of them so there is a point for each "wheel", cut off the corners to make it look more industrial.
Add rectangles to either side that extend out as far as the far side of the first rectangle (see below).
Add one final rectangle that spans across these two pieces and contacts the central rectangle.
Add rivets.
Add your preferred arm to the middle of this piece.


And these are the additional arms.
The whole piece now stands by itself.


Some wires to be added and then I'll glue it down solidly and add the last cables.


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
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Very cool stuff Dr. H, love the little robot.
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks York'.

Some wires and some cables added, and I've built up some of the rear of the shop.


I have to keep reminding myself that this is only meant to be seen through the windows.
The rear of this stuff is all rough and open as you can't see it through the windows. The foamcore box in the corner (with the steps on) only has the front face covered in plastic (as well as the textured plastic top, obviously). I'm learning... slowly...


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 ar
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

Loving the robo-arms, and the shop.

The step-by-step for making the trolleys made me want to try to build some too,

 
   
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Mysterious Techpriest







Interesting, very interesting. I like the arms!




 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks LT. Good to hear, they're pretty easy to make and can be used at any scale; use larger wheels and they can be the wheels of a mono-rail train... Or a rollercoaster... That should give you some inspiration to go with the idea.

Thanks OMN. Your bits are making many parts of this much easier.

Here's a few close-ups of what we've already seen and few new additions.

Every garage needs a small reception desk, and a small cupboard for the keys and paperwork.


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
Omnious Orc Shaman





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

Great stuff. Love the robotic arms, excellent idea and fantastic execution. As ever the devil is in the detail and you have that well covered...

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







That build looks maddening, as well as soothing! The arms...man...those are great!

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's crazy good Dr H! Loving it!

   
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Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Yeah, looks good Doc!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Mysterious Techpriest







Good to see your finding them of some use.

what are you going to do with the little control console? I assume its one, curved thing in the second image.

Don't forget to add emergency stop buttons, health and safety first.





 
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Well Noodles, in Doc's own words...

 Dr H wrote:
I also made a console to be used to control / monitor things. I'm going to do the dials the "easy" way and use some transfers I have, rather than spend time cutting and placing disks and rings and squares and blobs to make my own. Viewed through the windows, it'll be fine.


Hey Doc, if you decide the transfers don't look right, find some console images that you can print out. I've found that to simulate a glass screen a piece of transparent packing tape like this http://www.gorillatough.com/gorilla-heavy-duty-packaging-tape place over the print-out works marvelously. Just have a care about fingerprints. Practice a bit first. This would give the console a touchscreen look, IMHO.

Also, add some sort of joystick controller, or two, to the console?

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Mysterious Techpriest







 Red Harvest wrote:
Well Noodles, in Doc's own words...

 Dr H wrote:
I also made a console to be used to control / monitor things. I'm going to do the dials the "easy" way and use some transfers I have, rather than spend time cutting and placing disks and rings and squares and blobs to make my own. Viewed through the windows, it'll be fine.







 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







^ Yeah, wot Red' said.

Thanks Ruglud. I like them details.

Thanks Dave. Not maddening to me, yet. Wait until I get to the things that will hang from the ceiling...

Thanks Gits'.

Thanks Shas'.

OMN; they are ever useful, I'm forever thinking "I need a little console / control panel here, what have I got in my box, oh yes, a big bag from OMN".
Good call on the emergency stop buttons... Thanks.

Thanks Red'. The main reason I considered transfers is because I have a load of spare cockpit transfers from many previous model kits. I've just not found a use for them, so this is the use I've found.
Good ideas. Ta.

And now for something completely different...

This was a little side project I've had on the go, in secret, as a present.
More earrings.

This time based on an artist's representation of an inferred description of the possible common ancestor for all flowers. It's what the first flower looked like.
More can be read about it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40780491

And this is what I made (with the article's picture included).


More on the workshop soon...


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

Lovely work on the earrings.

   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Nice little project. Of course, I wonder what the first flower smelled like, given that some of the older plants out there are, hmmm, rather odiferous.

 
   
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Battleship Captain






Diggin the garage. The arms are really sweet as well as the details of stairs and cabinates.
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Gits' and Red'. Recipient liked them too.
You can't really see the green and yellow in the centre of them IRL, so they work as off-white earrings that can go with anything.
For an idea of scale, the earrings are less than 1 cm across (point to point).

On smell, yeah I'm not sure where you could gather any information on the smell compounds involved, archaeologically.
But many would have said that about colour a few years ago, and then they found a way to tell the colours of dinosaur feathers...

And then the above depiction is "inferred" rather than dug-up.
Someone's probably working on what they smelled like from ancestors and trends...

Thanks Comrade.

I have another secret project to get done this week, but I may be able to show some of that and/or I may still get some done on the garage too. Stay tuned.

In other news: I indulged another of my hobbies yesterday; climbing. Had a nice couple of hours bouldering over in MK at Big Rock (climbing centres always have such imaginative names, I used to climb at "The Rock Face" in Birmingham).
Having not climbed for many years it's good to know that I still can. I managed routes up to a V3 (or 6a) which is not bad,, although I don't know much about bouldering grade scales to compare with what I've done in the past.
But I certainly noticed a lack of finger strength though. I'll have to work on that more before I go again.

So no progress for today, and I'm slightly stiff and aching all over.


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







Oh, go on then, some progress shots...

There's quite a story to go along with the subject of this build, but I will save the telling until the reveal next Tuesday. Although, don't get your hopes up for an epic tale, it's no Hollywood blockbuster.
While the nature of the subject will become apparent very quickly, it will also remain a mystery until the reveal as there is only some minor paintwork to do on it. it's already surprisingly neatly painted and just needs some "realism" added.

Instead, I'll be documenting the building and painting of the display base.

For the subject, I need a base of about 70x80mm.
I started with 4 pieces of foamboard and formed them into a rectangle (should have made it 80x80, then I could save time by calling it a square). I even interlocked them at the corners.
I then added a few other pieces of foamboard to strengthen the rectangle and give a firm base to the centre (the subject is heavy for it's size).
Thick card was glued to the base (of the base) and cut to size.
The majority of the base was then filled in with plaster (to give it a nice heft. (see the first photo below)
The two length of foamboard are just along the top and rest of the cross piece in the middle that rests on the base. All three and now supported by the plaster.
A strip of card was laid across the FB strips to give a flat centre-line to the base. The rest of the base will be slightly angled from back to front. (2nd photo below)
A strip of thick paper was then wrapped around the base to give a clean finish. (3rd photo, see my cute new tiny clamps)

...
There is then a brief gap in the photos.
The spaces either side of the centre were filled in with polystyrene foam pieces (held in and together with PVA/plaster) to give an uneven surface.
...
The rear of the base was covered with my usual basing mixture of dried paint etc. It was also sprinkled with some brown flock that I found in my searches (that will be documented in the reveal)
The front of the base was covered with a piece of felt/grass-on-paper that was found with the above flock. This was pressed onto the uneven surface to give a nice rough field look.
I added a line of "dead" static grass along the edge of the field.
The surrounding paper was then cut away to reveal the 1st photo below.
The track (you know what the subject is now, and yet you don't know what it is) was then glued to the flat centre and the "gravel" was added around it.
Some patches of green flock (found with the above) was added here and there. (final photo)


I'll now paint what's there; the mud at the back, the gravel/ballast, and the wooden things (dyslexic block on the word)...*quick wikipeadia*... Sleepers.
Then I can build the platform piece at the back.


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
Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

That looks fantastic, especially considering there's no paint on it yet! Colour me intrigued...

Dregs and strays - A post-apocalyptic character blog. Updated on occasion!  
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Scarper. Well, "no paint" is not a problem when the "grass" is already green, the "mud" is already brown, the tracks are already metal, and the sleepers do have some paint on them.

But now, with paint.

I've also included a couple of low-angle shots to try and show the texture of the grass from the uneven surface below.



I'm not building the platform, more research needed...


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.

This is looking exciting, regardless. Very "classic" modelling

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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