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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Wolf riders are looking great Cam. Nice progress.

   
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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you all for the great comments, very much appreciated.

Here we go start of a "how I do!"

Got hold of some blue insulation foam, came in 4' x 2' sheets and is 10mm thick, used for underfloor heating. I cut it into 12" square bits and mounted the bits on some laminate flooring....



Draw out rough outline of where I want any detailing. In this case to continue the previous main drainage line, 3" from one edge across the board, with a culvert coming in from one side, and again to try and keep things standard this was in the exact centre of that edge.
You will also see where I have "sculpted" the water area, this was done by masking the sides with metal rulers, and from a distance above the board applying heat, in my case from a blowtorch.



Next I added some cardboard tiles to represent slabs, these were stuck down with PVA.



Next added PVA and sand for texture, also you can see the culvert I have made from foam, this gives me the chance to add water effects to the board. Once this was dry gave the whole thing a coat of 50:50 PVA water left it to dry.



The detailing of the side channel..



Then brushed on black primer and as you can see at the bottom started to dry brush the dirt areas...



That is this bit for now, more to follow.

I have a new toy, bought a foam cutter,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132025241007

Love it, and been playing a bit for the bits to add to the board...




These can be used for various bits, the cube is 3" square, this will mean I could use this for Deadzone, as well as many other bits and pieces. Carved much of the detail with the foam cutter and did all the horizontal mortar lines with it, then made a sculpting tool to simply press the individual brick verticle lines. Is actually quite quick, going to play a little more and might have a go at moulding up some of it, to make reproduction easier.

Thank you for looking, all feedback very much appreciated, back soon with part 2 of the board which will include the water effects I am using.




 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

i recently got me small set of foam cutters...the hand held variety...not being able to play with them yet...but you show how much fun one can have with these! the heat sculpted "waves" look super, but the true icing on the cake is your masonry work! it´s almost a crime () to paint the blue insulation foam...as it looks almost like a toy in blue as it is^^...stunning work mate...and if we don´t read us in the next few days...merry christmas to you and all around you!

   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





Coventry

Very cool stuff Cam. I like the tutorial of the foam work.
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice tutorial. Of course you used a blowtorch, it's not a Camkierhi tutorial if it doesn't involve fire.

So are you just holding the foam up to the wire to create the lines? Works well.


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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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you,

@ Vik, it is great fun, and easy enough to do.
@Einibbus, Thank you sir.
@DrH, indeed just carefully lined up and held to the wire, gives a great straight line.

Well here is the next bit...

Colour..I have basically done a drybrush job on the ground and put a variable green in for the liquid as a base. Note the discolouration from where the out let comes into the main flow.


Then added a thick layer of Clear Silicone Sealant, Just smoothed it out with a bit of card and my fingers, I am not after a smooth surface, want the impression of movement, but this is only the first layer....



Then put some painted on details on this layer, streaks to look a little like plants or something mving in the flow.



Then another layer of silicone sealant, this is a bit more smoothed out as this will be the sculpt of the surface, there are a couple more layers of varnish to go on yet, but they will not effect the texture much.



And not finished but put together with other pieces...


I am liking this for a Deadzone board, Necromunda even KoW my Ratkin/Skaven army would be perfectly happy down here.

Thanks for looking and see you soon,

If I don't see you before, Merry Christmas and best wishes to you all.




 
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

Merry Christmas to you as well !!

That terrain board looks great.

How are you making the lined for the bricks ? I tend to use a razor and pen, and it looks nothing like that. Your lines look almost squared, and there is no ink.

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

^ i thought the same about the brick lines...it's a bit unnerving as I am always fighting with these too...

   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Your brick work does look like you have an army of tiny bricklayers actually making your walls. It's amazing.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Rugby

Looking great Cam, loving the water effect,

Happy Christmas and happy new year.

Here's to 2017 and more modelling madness
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

That river, would that be the Clyde, the Tweed or the Dee you're recreating? Maybe the Thames. Looks like it could be the Thames, right after all the pubs have closed.

It looks pretty good. The silicone is going on thin enough that it isn't getting cloudy?

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Made in us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Beautiful work on the foam board Cam, it is amazing, and Happy Holidays!

"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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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Oooooooh wet and glowy!

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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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you all.

Bit more done...



And got a little something for christmas, some new brushes. so made them a new stand...




Thanks for looking...back soon with brick tut/




 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

the stand looks truly nice! like true masonry!

the fast "water" at the connection looks very good ...but in the front of the pic i think the drybrush on the wave peaks looks a bit rushed...especially since there is a brighter yellowish streak untouched?...or maybe i am misjudging the way the gooey water is supposed to move here...

   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Vik, you've never seen the Rhine then? The Seine is worse, predictably.

Cam, Consider adding some moss detail to the stone work on the river banks. Or something slimy looking.

 
   
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Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller





Cymru

Awesome stuff Cam

My P&M Shenanigans (40k mostly atm)

Diary of a Inquisitor (Other Sci fi in 40k fluff and Pics)
 
   
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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Happy New Year everyone, wishing you all a great year ahead.

Thinking on it Red, getting a few together for a shot later, will also be putting up a tut on me brickwork.




 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Red...I live at the Spree....so I now how floating turds look like...

   
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Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller





Cymru

Happy New Year Cam


My P&M Shenanigans (40k mostly atm)

Diary of a Inquisitor (Other Sci fi in 40k fluff and Pics)
 
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Vik, sounds like the Anacostia River hereabouts.

Cam. Vik's comment... maybe somethings floating in the water? Not turds, but your basic debris, branches and other things?

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too Cam. Love the brush stand. I got some new brushes as well... something to keep me going for the next year.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Great stuff! Looking forward to seeing everything put together down the road

 
   
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Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Bravo on that brush ladder!

"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!



 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Camkierhi,

Did you reinforce the underside of your river board?

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you all, very much appreciate the comments, ideas and questions. Get to the questions in a mo, first...



Got a bit more done...



And some more on the way....


@ CB yes underside of boards are glued to laminate flooring, I left a small gap around the edge to allow for trimming and easy shaping, may live to regret it if the boards get damaged later, but will have to wait and see.

Used laminate flooring as it is thin, strong, can be cut easily enough, and I got a bunch of it from the DIY store at £1 a pack as it was the end of a line, I did not care about the colour etc. just that I got 2m square of board for £1. But even if you bought budget stuff it would not be that expensive. I cut this with a box cutter, but a saw would be recommended.

Does anyone care to know how I am painting these?

Well folks, been a bit on and off, and this lot has had me distracted, back later with some board pics and a few more ideas running around. Thanks for looking.




 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Yeah I would like to know about the painting side. Looks amazing and thanks so much for taking the time to do the tutorial.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Stunning tutorial, as usual! I always used a knife for the horizontal lines, but I see why your way has its merits. The already finished pieces create already a lot of atmosphere and I can picture great fun games in the future. Looks to me straight from a computer game, all those shades an textures too bad you aren't gaming otherwise you would see the connections

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Great tutorial Cam!

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Some truly epic work there sunshine!

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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