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Wisconsin

Man Dr. H, you have been so busy, I have not checked here for a bit and you have all these projects going at once. First, very cool that you do rock climbing my brother used to do quite a bit of that years ago. He wanted me to give it a go but I never took him up on it. Second, that garage is such a great piece of terrain with all the customized goodies in it I cant wait to see it finished.
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Beheld!

Bit of ADHD going on here :O the building, the computer things, and the climbing aid. All very cool.

Krazy Koalas they are.

Question is about internal access to the building. How durable will the removeable roof be with that arm on it? Can the arm also be readily removed? I see it breaking during a game.

Another point to consider in making it *playable* terrain. Whenever there is a large raised surface area, like that on your building, players are going to be rolling dice on it. Some sort of barrier -- a railing perchance?-- to keep dice from rolling off the roof might be an attractive feature. Or fill the roof with enough greebles that players are not tempted to use it as a rolling box.

Can't wait to see paint go in that interior.

Intrigued by the way you joined the floor with the walls. It's a method that I've not used in ages. And then for making wooden boxes, not terrain. I see it as useful now, for perhaps making wall sections removeable for internal access.

Idea stolen borrowed.

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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Sign-of-life-post.
Went boozing at the weekend, so no progress on anything.

Yorkright wrote: Man Dr. H, you have been so busy, I have not checked here for a bit and you have all these projects going at once.
Yeah, I like to have one thing at a time, from start to finish, before starting the next. But life can throw a wrench into any plan. There's only 4 projects sitting to my side that I want to finish before starting something new; you've only seen 2 of them (this garage, and the Mononoke wolf rider conversion). The other 2 are in no state to be shown yet.
However, Christmas is attempting to sneak up on me and I'll need to start on the presents for this year soon (this week) so I don't have to rush anything.

First, very cool that you do rock climbing my brother used to do quite a bit of that years ago. He wanted me to give it a go but I never took him up on it.
I've enjoyed climbing since I first tried it back in Cub Scouts, went every chance I had. Then at Uni', I was going every week and got pretty good.
But when I started my PhD, I didn't have much free time to go and most of the people I used to go with moved away (and the climbing gym I used to go to closed).
So I've not been climbing (apart from one random visit) for 8-10 years.
I found a YouTube channel that shows the climbing world cup events and that sparked my interest again, and now that I've got myself down to a good weight again I started exercising to gain the strength I knew I'd need, checked the local climbing gyms and went climbing again. My gear was older than some of the youngsters climbing there.

As soon as I walked in the door and could smell the climbing (literally, the smell of chalk), I knew I'd missed it.
Can't go as often as I'd like, but some more training and I'll pop in every now and then.

Second, that garage is such a great piece of terrain with all the customized goodies in it I cant wait to see it finished.
Thanks. You may need to wait a while, but this one has been ongoing for quite a while anyway, what's a few extra weeks...

Red Harvest wrote:Beheld!

Bit of ADHD going on here :O the building, the computer things, and the climbing aid. All very cool.
Yeah, life finds a way... to complicate things...
Thanks.

Krazy Koalas they are.
Good to know I'm not wrong then.

Question is about internal access to the building. How durable will the removeable roof be with that arm on it? Can the arm also be readily removed? I see it breaking during a game.
I don't intend the interior to be used in-game, hence it being quite filled with details. However, if someone wanted to take the roof off to use the interior, they can.

The join between the walls and the floor seems to be pretty durable already and it's not painted or sealed yet (so taking it off and on is not much of a worry). If you slot the rear wall of the roof piece into the rear of the floor piece and "hinge" the rest onto the floor there's no problem with anything colliding with the arm... except for any mini's you may put in there.
The arm can't be removed (won't be removable once I've glued that roof piece on), but is pretty durable. I've not broken it yet, and I usually break things during building, especially the number of times the roof has been on and off (it's a pretty good test ).
I wouldn't let a child do it, but anyone that cares for their figures shouldn't have a problem with replacing and removing the roof.

Another point to consider in making it *playable* terrain. Whenever there is a large raised surface area, like that on your building, players are going to be rolling dice on it. Some sort of barrier -- a railing perchance?-- to keep dice from rolling off the roof might be an attractive feature. Or fill the roof with enough greebles that players are not tempted to use it as a rolling box.
There are plans for the roof. There will be a railing (I've been looking up reference shots for the style I need to fit in with Infinity), and a ladder up the back of the building and things for mini's to hide behind and snipe. I'll be sure to make the railing sturdy.

Can't wait to see paint go in that interior.
Don't we all. Just the roof to finish off and then painting will happen. Christmas to do first though...

Intrigued by the way you joined the floor with the walls. It's a method that I've not used in ages. And then for making wooden boxes, not terrain. I see it as useful now, for perhaps making wall sections removeable for internal access.

Idea stolen borrowed.
Ta. Good to hear. I chose this method for a few reasons.
1. to make the walls into a solid structure I wanted to join them with something and that became the roof.
2. I wanted the floor separate from the walls so that I could go in and detail the interior without them getting in the way.
3. I didn't want to make a "base" for this piece so that it can be used with the city terrain mats that seem popular for Infinity (and other games). This can be placed on any street corner and fit in perfectly.
4. The lip around the base serves to orientate the roof piece, hide the rough lower edges of the walls, and look like the siding of many buildings.

You just have to put in some thought about how things are placed inside so that the walls can be easily put on and off without catching on something. The inside lip helps keep things away from the edge.
Again, it's all made up as I go. Learning for the future.


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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Battleship Captain






Climbing is awesome. People too often these days let their bodies ride through all the stress witbout using them. Bodies tend to wear away like that. Go climb more.

I like your garage a lot. Fancy and busy.

The answer is dr. To make your own music. I will be waiting. Vault raise the ceiling.
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 cormadepanda wrote:
Climbing is awesome. People too often these days let their bodies ride through all the stress witbout using them. Bodies tend to wear away like that. Go climb more.
Yeah, more climbing for everyone.
And it's not all in the body; You have to use your brain too. They are not called "boulder problems" for nothing.

I like your garage a lot. Fancy and busy.
Thanks Comrade.

The answer is dr. To make your own music. I will be waiting. Vault raise the ceiling.
I have dabbled with making music, electronically (people tend to take instruments off me quickly) in the past. I have some software to make music; but it only runs on windows xp and I couldn't get it to run on 7, nevermind 10. :( I could fire up the old xp PC, but it would require some work to wire it up and get it running.
But then, making music, that'll be even more time that I don't have, and I have lots of spare time...

Anyway. I made a thing.
I would like to think many of you will recognise it, even if it's not a perfect replica.

I realise that I didn't include any scale reference. It's about the size of a small chicken egg...

I have plans for a second... 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!  
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Egg-sighting!

   
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Dakka Veteran




Wisconsin

Looks a bit like a face huggers condo.
   
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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

That's an impressive sculpt. Very true to type.

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Camkierhi wrote:Egg-sighting!
Now don't start that again, or we'll end up with all kinds of llama comments. Good to hear though.

Yorkright wrote: Looks a bit like a face huggers condo.
It does indeed.

Gitsplitta wrote:That's an impressive sculpt. Very true to type.
Thanks. The tentacles are a bit more eggs-agerated than they should be, but were necessary(-ish) to create the flat base.
The bulk of the first egg was built upon a "failed" attempt of the not-faberge egg I created a while ago. Just a plaster cast of basic egg shape.
The texture of the surface was pretty easy; just adding small lumps of putty and smoothing them into the surface. Random sizes and placement.
The lips were the only really challenging part, but they are just strips of putty laid on and blended in.

The next stage for this project was to make a mould with Oyumaru (have I told you how much I love this stuff...?) and cast up a hollow version.
I then glued in some polystyrene foam (as it was on hand) to give me a base for the "filling". That was produced with PVA and superglue dripped on as it dried.
And I've just added the open lips (there's a bit more stringy-goo texture to add between them yet).
The bottom will be filled in and be flat.


There's also an inhabitant to sculpt...

I do have 2 other projects on the go at the moment, but can't show them. And two more in the planning stage... (not to mention the garage that's been put to one side again).

In other news: I have also migrated my PC over to an SSD from an old SATA II HD (that was about 4 times over the average HD lifespan). Very easy and painless process in the end.
In case you haven't noticed, my PC is my personal money sink. Some people travel the world, other's may improve their homes, for many of you it'll be this hobby... I upgrade my PC.


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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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

Nice work on the open one. Should put a face hugger launching out of there.

   
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Battleship Captain






I immediately recognized the eggs. Simply horrifying that you are making them.
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Gits'.
Gitsplitta wrote:... Should put a face hugger launching out of there.

Dr H wrote: ...There's also an inhabitant to sculpt...


It's almost as if you read my mind...
See below.

Thanks Comrade'. Glad to hear they are recognisable and that I am horrifying.

Progr-eggs-s...


The legs are lengths of 0.75mm plastic rod and blobs of superglue (to hold and to form the knees).

Not much more to do on this, will see how it looks with primer on it and fix anything that shows up.
One other project also done (but can't be shown).
One project part done (and can't be shown).
Two more to start... and will likely be shown...

...and it's not December yet...


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.

They are seriously creepy. Project on!

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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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

Perfect! Even have the threads of slime between the flaps!

   
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Dakka Veteran




Wisconsin

Those eggs are eggcellent!
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Graven', Gits' and York'. (you could start a band with a name like that )

Egg's been primed and black-ed. I'm happy enough with it to not fiddle with it further.
You can now see the blobs of glue at the leg joints better.


And the next project is underway.
Internet points for whoever can guess what this is going to be...

I cut holes in those internal supports to save on plastic. Not something I've remembered to do before.

Apologies for not dropping in on everyone's blogs for a while. Just a bit busy at the mo.


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.

You re making a Spinner, yes?

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







 inmygravenimage wrote:
You re making a Spinner, yes?
Not quite...


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







More blocking in the shape (to be covered with putty to give the final shape). Rough is fine at this stage.


And paint on the eggs:

It's interesting that upon actually studying screenshots, the eggs are not a dark as many people appear to think (if you look at the eggs for sale).


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







Underlying shape now defined. Of course I had to get some sprue in there...


Putty to add next...


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
Dakka Veteran




Wisconsin

Eggs are looking very organic and are creeping me out. The jet-car is coming along too but I can't place what it is supposed to be.
   
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Mysterious Techpriest







Looks like a car from the new blade runner movie, not seen the film, just stills that appear to fit with the design direction of the original movie somewhat.

Beautiful work so far.

Fantastic work on the xenomorph eggs as well, they make me want to play samarost 3 again for some reason, must be the texturing.




 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

See that's what I thought, a police spinner, but he said no

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.
 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Sorry Graven'. It's in the strict definition: I see "Spinner" as the make of flying car, like Ford or Peugeot. In the new film they are Peugeot's Such is marketing.

Yeah, it's the new Peugeot Spinner from BR2049

Thanks York'. Here's another photo to creep you out.

The eggs are pretty much done, but you'll have to wait until after Christmas to see them in all their glory.

Thanks OMN.
Internet points to you for being slightly more specific than Graven'.
And minus internet points for not seeing the film. I would recommend it.

The not-spinner has had it's first addition of putty, now starts the slow process of adding and waiting...


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







Hmm, maybe that scared everyone off...

Anyway, progress on the Pug.
Some putty work and some basic details as necessary.


Much more to do.
At least the painting will be easy.


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
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Eggs-cellent work. Creepy and beautiful all in one.

Spinner is taking shape nicely.

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Cam'.

Progress on the Pug while I wait for the putty to cure.

Getting there with the shape. Soon be able to really get into the details.


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
Dakka Veteran




Wisconsin

Didn't scare me off (perhaps a shiver ). Egg and contents look great, can't wait to see them all. PUG is definitly coming together, especially since I know what is.
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks York'.

Progress on the Pug.
Carving out the windows and made use of one of my new Dremel engraving bits for the recesses at the front (coz if was new and I'd forgotten to cut the hole before gluing).


Oh yeah, I've got to do one of the bottom too... *sigh* Deep breath...


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
Dark Angels Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries




Omaha, NE

Really like the current hover car... your sculpting skills have really developed - browsed the last 63 pages while burning some down time in the office today.

awesome work and an inspiration.

Kernbanks
definitely not a monogamer, you got it I'll play it. 
   
 
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