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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Looks really slick chief.

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

Alien eggs are excellently gross - great job. Looking forward to the bladerunner hover car (i haven't seen the new film yet)


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kernbanks wrote: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.
Great to hear. Welcome to my little corner of DDakka. Good effort on making it through what must be quite a random assortment of projects spread over 63 pages. Thanks for taking the time.
If you're bored next week I have another blog that's even longer...

inmygravenimage wrote:Looks really slick chief.
Thanks Graven'.

Ruglud wrote:Alien eggs are excellently gross - great job. Looking forward to the bladerunner hover car (i haven't seen the new film yet)
Thanks Ruglud. Yeah, not enough people have seen the film. True, it's not for everyone, but I'd recommend it, and I don't recommend many films.

Progress on the Pug.
We're on to details now, not a huge amount of work left to do. Although, I do have to mount it on a base to match the previous one... still thinking about how to do that (as in where I should attach it, rather than the method).


Some small lights and some vents to do, and then the basing...

I've also started on the final present project. Not worth showing yet.


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Well the pug is awesome. Obviously attach it via thruster fire
   
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Thanks Comrade.
The dilemma I had for this one was that there's no thruster fire or even smoke emitted from the Pug in the film. Unlike in the original BR where there's a nice puff of smoke when one takes off that was the inspiration for that model.
But I felt to link the two models together It'd be nice to have them both flying at about the same height as they are about the same scale, and as I dislike the clear-ish flying stands I need to hide them. So smoke it is.

However, slight change: The Spinner model has the smoke straight out the bottom as it was in BR where it takes off vertically.
The Pug though, is a faster, more dynamic-looking vehicle, so I'm angling the stands and will have the smoke trailing behind to give it some motion.

The last details added (lights mainly) and the stands fitted (not glued to base for ease of painting... I am learning, see).

That mongrel of a base will be covered with "smoke".

And the last Christmas project is some terrain... at N-gauge.
I had a rummage in the recently found terrain and picked out a Switching house (or whatever they may be called, if it is actually meant to be one in the first place...).
It looked like it had seen better days and so was prime for a rescue attempt.

Here you can see that it's quite rough in places and has some excess glue that's discoloured much of the brickwork (see the light patches).
I started with scraping off the excess glue, which led to a couple of walls breaking off (hence the "exploded" view ).
I also attempted to re-scribe the brickwork in the cleaned up areas and they are looking ok, but better. Will see how it looks when painted and I may need to hide some with plants.


Then I decided to add "glass" to the windows.


So why have I left the final wall off?
Well you can't have windows without an interior can you...
From the glue line inside it looks like it did have one originally.

Next job then, to scratch-build an N-gauge interior... with a line of track switching levers and whatever else is supposed to be in there... Yeah, no problem... maybe.


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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Your family is going to be very spoilt this xmas aren't they? Btw it looks like you've used a fidget spinner as the pug's base...

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

Surely you'll be using magnets to have the car actually hovering...


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Thanks Graven'. It's turned out to be a pretty effective way to acquire presents for the family. Why buy something that anyone can have, when I can produce unique items.
Ha, no fidget spinners were harmed in the making of this not-spinner.

Ha, Ruglud. While I know it's possible... it just wouldn't match the previous Spinner.

Progress on the Switching house.
And a scale shot.


Levers to add along the front edge of the floor (which is currently removable) and then a scattering of small items to give it a lived-in look.

You can also see that the Pug has started to be painted; primed and black-ed.


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There's me waiting to see what you all think of the levers I've added to the switching house, and then I notice that I'd not added those photos to a post for you all to see...

So, progress has progressed beyond what I was going to show you... but is now up to date...

Switching house.

I'm not going to go mad with the painting of the interior as it's only going to be "visible" through the windows. It's just important to give things contrast so that they show up.

And the Pug.
Those that have seen the film (or at least the trailers or maybe just some pictures) will understand the colour choice for the windows here.

As another example of why I dislike the clear flight stands, they have both broken off at the top and I've had to pin them. Good thing I'm covering them up then, isn't it...


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The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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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Scotland

Amazing work, the small scale stuff is mindboggling, the scaling is incredible, the car is looking outstanding too.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Excellent window colour. Yeah, switches look very neat..

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
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cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot." Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."
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Wisconsin

Are you helping out with that new movie Downsizing? Amazing stuff, car is really looking like the movie version.
   
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Thanks Cam'.

Thanks Graven'. I stopped short of making the switches from plastic rod with a piece of wire for the release lever. I thought about it, but it won't be seen.

Thanks York'. Had not heard of that movie, so no.

I think I can call the interior done.
Many angles and lighting conditions to show everything.


Now to close it up, mount it on a base and paint the exterior.

Pug is also close to done.

One week to go.


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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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

I love how you say you're not doing too much detail inside and then you come out with this! cracking.

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
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!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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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Madison, WI

That's just lovely.

   
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Thanks Graven', Gits'.

There can always be more details... it's only limited by time (and perhaps eyesight)

Speaking of details, I nearly forgot windscreen wipers for the Pug.


And they are all done.
Final photos are taken.
Just wrapping to do.
3 days to go, I'm getting better...

You'll all have to wait until after Christmas to see the final products.


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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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Ooh, you filthy tease!

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
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!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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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That I am, Graven'. But we all like a little tease now and then.


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Beyond the Beltway

Hmmm, what happened to Doc? He would have carved those bricks in that switching house from sprue, instead of using the pre-formed stuff.

I've found clamshell packaging makes for better windows than old CD cases, but it takes a bit of fiddling to get it right. It's rather resistant to glue. It often needs some sort of mechanical fastener.

I'm certain it will all be superb.

Next year, build a(n) N scale locomotive.

The windshield on the spinner is just right.


 
   
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 Red Harvest wrote:
Hmmm, what happened to Doc? He would have carved those bricks in that switching house from sprue, instead of using the pre-formed stuff.
Ha. Consider it a restoration job, not a scratch-build. I like the idea of breathing new life into my Granddad's things. There will no doubt be opportunity to scratch-build some things to go along with them one day.
I did have to re-scribe quite a bit of the brickwork though. That's nearly carving.

I've found clamshell packaging makes for better windows than old CD cases, but it takes a bit of fiddling to get it right. It's rather resistant to glue. It often needs some sort of mechanical fastener.

I'm certain it will all be superb.
This was something similar to clamshell packaging. I have a box full of "useful clear things"; I don't know exactly where most of it has come from.
As it wasn't going to be seen from inside, I made do with a rough job of attaching it. The excess plastic allowed me to glue it away from the visible areas and avoid smears/fogging where I didn't want it.
Thanks.

Next year, build a(n) N scale locomotive.
We have plenty of trains already. There will be plenty more things to build at this scale in the future.

The windshield on the spinner is just right.
Thanks. Turned out well. Took many layers, all blended into the previous layers. The first 2 or 3 layers were not smooth at all. Probably about 7 or 8 layers in total, and 3 of varnish.

The day approaches,
Have a good and merry Christmas, Dakka'.
Hope Santa (or Satan) brings you all that you desire (or at least something nice).


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The army- ~2295 points (built).
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And here's the final photos.
In no particular order...

The N-gauge switching house:


Robin Earrings:


Eggs:

and with more light and angles...

and scale shots...


The Pug, Not-Spinner:


More angles...


And there we have it for another year.

I'll be returning (again, again...) to the garage soon.
I'm acquiring another desk soon to expand my work area. This will require rearranging my room to accommodate it and make best use of the space. Expect delays.

Thanks for sticking with me for another year, welcome to the new arrivals, and I hope you stick around for the next year.
So many projects, so many ideas, so little time...
I hope you learnt something useful from my posts.

Back soon... ish.


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The army- ~2295 points (built).
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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant






Very nice job on the Pug and I love the basing! I messed about with cotton balls trying to make smoke for Napoleonic Royal Horse Artillery rocket troops- this that you've done is very well execured and gives the car a sense of motion and speed.

I'm learning a lot here!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast 
   
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Beyond the Beltway

One can also use poly-fill, the stuff used to stuff stuffed animals and pillows.

Good Work, Doc. I think the ear-rings stand out the most. Even if those really are not proper Robins

I do hope the recipients appreciated them, and the thought and effort that went into creating them too.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

All excellent. Love the pug, and the deldar wearing robin made me snort merry Xmas and all that.

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
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!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
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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Wisconsin

Wonderful way to end your year of hobbying, happy holidays Doc.
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Happy New Year, everyone.

No pictures today.
I'm about to rearrange my room to fit in the new desk. This involves unplugging all cables, moving everything (mostly) out of the room, moving current desk, building new desk (without instructions), and moving everything back into the room... Room-Tetris... Go!

Some replies before I unplug the PC:

Thanks Meer_Cat. Yeah, the smoke on this on turned out well. The trick... don't mess with it too much. I spread glue over the base and stands and then poked on the cotton wool with the intention of arranging it once the glue had dried. In the end, I only teased a few bits out to make it fluffier, the rest was as it appears above.
The angle of the stands and the tailing smoke was to give it that sense of motion. Glad it worked out.

Thanks Red'. I have some stuffing too. But for this scale, what I have is too coarse. Cotton wool only just cuts it.
Glad you liked the earrings.
Red Harvest wrote:... Even if those really are not proper Robins
Bah, certain iterations of Google would disagree with you.
Yeah, everyone was happy indeed.

Thanks Graven'. Well the earrings needed a scale comparison. I think she looks happy with her earrings...

Thanks York'.

I'll see you all on the other side of Room-Tetris.


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Belgium

Nice work, and good luck with the room-tetris!

If brute force doesn't help, you're not applying enough!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

 
   
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Thanks CK.

Room-Tetris is mostly complete. The final small pieces will find their place with use.

Not the desk I would have chosen, but it was free and it does double the available work space.

Before and after photos below (in true form for before/after photos, the after photo is better lit and has had more care over it's presentation )


I now have a dedicated building area (left desk, with new cutting mat... Oooo!) AND a dedicated painting area (right desk).
The main light can swing around to either area.

Will this make me more productive?
Who knows, we'll have to see...

Normal service will be resumed shortly.


* -=]_,=-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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Beyond the Beltway

That " before" wallpaper disturbs me. It made me think of the only 1:1 scale tabletop miniatures game, Fairy Meat.

I could not possibly work in such a small space. Hell, I don't think that I could fit into it, given my height.

Kudos for making it work. I'm always impressed when folks do things beyond my abilities.


 
   
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 Red Harvest wrote:
That " before" wallpaper disturbs me. It made me think of the only 1:1 scale tabletop miniatures game, Fairy Meat.
Had not heard of that game. Amusing.
The picture in question is titled "Butterfly Girl". Can't say where I got it from exactly, but was likely looking for Butterfly images for reference.
A quick google brings up a cropped image of the original:
Spoiler:

She's not scary or disturbing in any way...

Purely a nice, but safe, picture to post on here (unlike some things that show up on my desktop).

I could not possibly work in such a small space. Hell, I don't think that I could fit into it, given my height.

Kudos for making it work. I'm always impressed when folks do things beyond my abilities.
There's plenty of headroom, but not much legroom. I have no problems at 5'11"
If I had more space, I'd just fill it to the same degree. I had a whole flat to myself in the past, I still had piles of boxes and things about.

You work with what you have, and this is what I have.

Speaking of things I have... I have started back on working on the Garage.
Took a while to remember where I was and what was next. So I started on the railings for the roof.
Didn't show earlier as I didn't know where I was going at the time. Now I've gone there I can share.

Layered card and some sprue attached via some plasticard. More details to be added in time.


My only Infinity fig' for scale. I'm assuming she is small for the range and so is mostly covered by the railing/fence/barrier.

The idea being that these sides give good cover, the front of the building will have a sign that will completely block LoS, and the rear will have a railing that does not provide cover (and a ladder).
There will also be some boxes and things to climb on or hide behind for those of the short or tall variety.

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