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Mostly, on my phone.

The attention to detail in that lighting is astonishing. I honestly thought it was leds creating spots.

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It might be fine without more counterweight since I'd imagine it'd have to retract the arm to draw the load towards it to prevent it falling over as it moves, as well as swinging the arm in order to walk at a safe pace.

Now I want to make a walker again, ugh. lol

good to see someone doing light sourcing right for a change




 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Camkierhi wrote: Lighting effects.
Thanks. It's not quite as "perfect" as I'd like, but I could be fiddling with it for hours and hours and still not be happy with it. It'll have to do... with a couple of minor fixes to do.

Counter weight, though I might add some more "false" weights, to make look a little more solid.
I don't know if I can add more to the counterweight area without using smaller and smaller items (which would look less and less convincing). With the engine just above it that helps with the weight (of the model as well as in-universe), everything behind the rear of the door is counterweight effectively.

Project is just amazing, and level of detail again off the charts bud.
Still more details to go. You know me.

inmygravenimage wrote:The attention to detail in that lighting is astonishing. I honestly thought it was leds creating spots.
Thanks Graven'. I've probably been looking at it too long.
I used my phone's torch to assess where the light should go for each light source and each hole. Then chose the paint colour on where they overlapped or where there was no light.
Once you get the separate shapes lined up about right you start to see the illusion and can refine it.

OneManNoodles wrote:It might be fine without more counterweight since I'd imagine it'd have to retract the arm to draw the load towards it to prevent it falling over as it moves, as well as swinging the arm in order to walk at a safe pace.
Thanks. Yeah, it's not exactly made for heavy tonnage loads...

...oh, I just remembered I need to add a hook (this should remind me not to forget it again)...

...Just simple boxes and pallets, but up to significant heights. Different machines for different uses.

Now I want to make a walker again, ugh. lol
Do it... do it...

good to see someone doing light sourcing right for a change
Thanks. Glad you think so.

Not a huge amount done over the weekend, but I do have some pallets done for the forklift:

Some cardboard boxes, a couple of barrels (from a pen lid and plasticard) and a couple of spools of "wire" (cheap cotton bobbins and a couple of layers of "silver" thread; plastic stuff for sewing with, I assume).

A tarp for one (as before), the spools will get some "metal" fasteners for the straps, and the last, full, pallet will be wrapped in clingfilm once painted.

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

Lovely pallets - cling film huh - will be interesting to see how that works (I hate using clingfilm at the best of times, but making it work for scale models could be beyond my patience levels)



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The payloads are fantastic!

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Ruglud. The idea of the cling film is that many pallets are delivered wrapped in cling film. Plan is to just wrap it around... We'll see how it turns out.
Can't say I've had any major problems with cling film.
Though having experienced parafilm in the chemical lab', cling film is a distant second in "films to seal containers with". (ignoring pricing). Parafilm's' amazing.

Thanks Gits'.

More on the workshop today:
There's been pin-washes and highlights in the upper section (getting photos while the windows are masked is not ideal. Hoping it does look ok once revealed).
I finished the shadows for the shelf and cupboard on the back wall.
Little details inside and on the boxes,
A garage is not a garage without an oil spill...
And a big sponsor logo on the "compressed air" tank (that's how I view it anyway). Letters don't mean anything in particular (your could say Corvus Belli Air Tank if you like), they were just relatively simple letters to paint in an awkward area.
The door was painted in metal,
and the bottom of the walls (on the base piece) were painted to match the walls.


No major progress on the forklift. I do have a pile of "cables and hoses" waiting next to it for the next stage.


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Its looking good Doc. I miss the attending model though you usually have somewhere in the pics.
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Just for you then York'.

Also shows more of the small details I've added.


That's the inside mostly finished.
I've also glued in the section of roof with the arm to the upper piece and will start on painting the outside soon.


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Truly fantastic sir, brilliant work.

   
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Beyond the Beltway

Yah, parafilm. Only 25¢ for ~30" x2" piece. Not too pricy. If you buy in bulk.

Guard-rail on those stairs, Doc? Photos seem a bit underlit.

An amazing piece.

 
   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

I don't check dakka for a few days, and this thing is nearly finished. Amazing work!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

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Mostly, on my phone.

No words squire. Fantabulous.

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Mysterious Techpriest







Gorgeous. Looks quite lived in, nice.




 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Cam'.

Red Harvest wrote:Yah, parafilm. Only 25¢ for ~30" x2" piece. Not too pricy. If you buy in bulk.
We had huge rolls of the stuff in the lab. Should have nabbed one when I had the chance.
I've seen that parafilm is also good for masking clear plastic pieces, such as canopies.

Guard-rail on those stairs, Doc?
I did think about that while building, but I couldn't see a good place to put it as the arm was already in place. I then decided to add dirty hand-prints to the window next to it. Safety in the workplace

Photos seem a bit underlit.

An amazing piece.
Do they? I suppose they are missing the front-on lighting. There will be better lighting for better photos at the end (it's getting close).
Thanks.

Thanks CK. Nearly finished? Well the inside may be. I'm now on the outside; much more left to paint.

That seems like a word to me, Graven. Thanks.

Thanks OMN.

Progress.
The outside of the workshop has had many layers. I'm aiming for a light off-white that will then get bright green and pink accents to get that "future" look.
The upper railing etc. will be darker as I like how they look here untouched (from the black layer everything gets).

Layers, shading, dry-brushing and highlights here on the grey.

I may even remove the masking soon. It should look better then.

And the forklift has some more details.
A handrail for climbing into the cab (the door opens forward so that's the other side of the ladder).
And a hook for lifting the boxes with the straps (and when I say "hook" I mean one the those screw a bolt through a C-shaped thing).


And then cables/hoses through the legs and arm.


Still more to do on the forklift. Oh yes.


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Those cables are brilliant, I was already wondering why you'd left those bits open... Amazing work as always!

Nearly finished? Well the inside may be. I'm now on the outside; much more left to paint.


Still quite some work done in the few days I didn't check dakka

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

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Talk about attention to detail! Wonderful addition with those cables- the whole workshop is a terrific piece!

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Beyond the Beltway

Lots of strong shadows in the photos.

The fork-lift. Sweet. Is it getting rear-view mirrors? Most heavy industry machines have massive side mirrors for that.

 
   
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Wisconsin

Fantastic build Doc, glad to see your model has returned. Gives me a better perspective of the size of your forklift. ;-)
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Sign of life post, not much progress over the weekend.

Thanks CK. Yep, open for "lightness", but also helps to show the workings.

Thanks Meer_Cat.

Red': Yeah, I see that. Hopefully less so in the later photos. Still getting used to the new layout of my workspace.
Mirrors, no. a) no space, b) little visibility from inside the cab, c) it's the future man...
I'll likely add some cameras about the place to go with the monitors inside the cab. Hence the monitors in the cab (I had thought about it). Ta.

Thanks, York'. Yeah, it's not small.

As I said, minimal progress. But I can show the roof of the workshop.

Dark railings, wooden boxes (undecided on the strap colour as yet), and concrete tiles.

You will notice the unevenness of the tiles (I don't like to be too perfect with these things), the larger gaps will get some weeds when I come to it.


Ever onwards... Coz we can't find reverse...

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Really like that roof design. Nice work!

   
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Beyond the Beltway

Rear view cameras will work. We've got those now on SUVS and such.

Roof works nicely. Hard to get those hexes evenly spaced though. Nearly impossible over large areas without some sort of template. Then again, it looks more interesting this way. I've always been willing to 'cheat' a bit and trim the edges of the hexes to get even spacing. The minor size differences in the hexes are less noticeable.

 
   
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Belgium

Roof's looking good. As does this whiole endeavour. Nice that you can keep up this high a standard!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Not where I should be

Really looking excellent bud, always amazes me how you manage to work with paint you have and produce such wonderful effects. I used to use it, still got some somewhere, but would not even attempt what I do with my acrylics with that stuff.

Oh and you worry too much, no one will notice the spacing on the tiles unless you point it out of course.

   
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Thanks Gits'. It happened on account of trying to avoid right-angles and keep the hexagons going for the Infinity feel.

Thanks Red'. Yeah these hexagons are not truly even all round. Didn't worry me too much until I ended up with the large gaps. I did do some minor trimming to fit.
I could have got them perfect, but I wanted the laid concrete slab look and those are never perfect after a while.

Thanks CK. I hold myself to a high standard, keeping that up is not a problem, I have a little devil whispering in my ear all the time.
Speed is my weakness. Can't knock out a model quickly to save my life.

Thanks Cam'. I know nothing else when it comes to paint. I've used enamels for years and know how they work. It's just finding the things that work for you and then you can push the boundaries.
That concrete is exclusively dry(ish)-brushing. In layers from a mixture of "sand" (Humbrol 63) and mid-grey (64) up through pale stone/ light grey mix (121 + 147) to a light grey/off-white (147). A wash of black in the crevices. Brushing in swirls and aiming to not evenly cover the lower darkness.

I'm not worried too much about other's noticing the gaps, I've noticed the gaps.

Progress on the forklift:
Cameras on; 3 in total, one on the arm for overview, one at the back, and a fish-eye / ball at the fork for close-in pallet-poking and wall-missing.

Also, protective and sacrificial rails on the legs to avoid dents from stationary objects that get in the way and not getting smaller chunks stuck in awkward places.
and some other detailing on the legs.


I'm reaching the point that I can't think of much else to add to this, so it may be reaching the end of the build.
One last hard stare at it and then it'll move desks...

Meanwhile on that other desk...
no major changes since the above, but I have taken the masking off the windows and thought you'd like to see.

The final photos of this are going to be a nightmare to get nice...

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Rough Rider with Boomstick






The windows at are a great addition. Even clean as they are at the moment there is a real sense of motion going on the shop floor. I also like the roof style, and as Cam pointed out no one would notice the hex joins if you hadn't said, although I understand entirely your reply of 'I saw them'. I really like the idea of adding the weeds.

And the forklift, what can I add? A truly realistic and amazing build.

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A bit late but got to say the roof on the building looks great, love the paint job really looks like concrete. Was not sure how it was going to work out with clear acrylic window but the effect is very realistic.
   
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Photographing reflections from the glass... yee-ouch. Lots of indirect lighting. That's the only way I can think of. But I'm a garbage photographer.

The forklift. Hmmm Ah, maybe a few... LEDs Kidding aside, lights of some sort, and possible flashing lights like on emergency vehicles. it is fairly standard on such equipment.

 Camkierhi wrote:
Oh and you worry too much, no one will notice the spacing on the tiles unless you point it out of course.
I noticed. But then I've a bit of experience setting out hexes like that. I expected to see the gaps. Doing these things by eye, it is inevitable. It also makes the piece more 'characterful'.

 
   
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Windows look great. I actually like the reflections on the glass, makes it even more realistic.

Shop is awesome.

The power-lifter just graduated to an art piece!

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Looks spiffy. So much going on. But very much all in keeping with the infinity aesthetic.

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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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That is looking amazing bud, nailed it.

Might I suggest a photo shoot with the interior illuminated and no strong lighting on the camera side of the piece. Not in the dark, but no direct light to reflect.

   
 
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