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Well, since I couldn't cover the shrine with sculpy and bake it without probably killing myself, I'm trying air-dry clay. I added more texture this morning and will paint it tonight or tomorrow (as soon as it's dried).
Thanks for noticing my dining room wall. It busts the 4th wall of the pics, but at least the colors kind of work. My wife has a good eye for decoration.
aye... she has! it looks more stylish and not like a guys single loving room / nursery like most seen here
and did you only sort of put it on the pink foam? or did you glue the clay in place? if the former i cross my fingers for you that it wont come off all of a sudden... you could add a coat of diluted PVA to strengthen the clayfoam bond...
I wrapped the whole shrine in about 1/4" clay (sorry, my metric is rusty, but maybe 1cm?). I'm worried about durability as well. That's a good idea to coat it before painting.
Yeah, my wife doesn't like the bachelor pad look. Even if she's never at the apartment - where I'm doing all this work, she still doesn't want me living like a pig. To be fair, though, I like a little more sophistication as well. Besides, I'm an old guy now.
would ahve been more secure if you first coated the arch with PVA then aplied the wet clay... both harden and thus bond well with the foam... but giving the coat of pva might help you too... tho that might crackle too a bit... maybe a good excuse for some washes into these cracks then...
and one cm would be roughly around one finger thick...(average finger )
well if you do it thin... then PVA (un-diluted of course ) before wouldn´t be that messy.... and if you would have lightly cured it... then it would be perfect...
well the crackling will happen due to the clay drying out... and shrinkage... only time before painting.... time to really let it dry... would help you there i think... what are the others thinking concerning this?
What kind of clay is it? Paper Clay (like DAS Clay) or something more heavy-bodied? A coupla days of drying should give it ample time to cure. Shouldnt be too bad.
As to myself, taken it to its Orky form:
May I present.... Da' Git Pit!
And walls to enclose Da Pit:
A Wip, obviously, but I know where Im going with it- All except that back corner on the "spectator stand" where there are no walls. Ive no clue what to put there. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
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OK just proof that I am working on this, but I have to say I have had to alter the concept slightly and it is not going swimmingly
The turnbuckles are still work in progress so they look a little shaky, however with some work and pure luck I might get this done in time.
The rope section lifts out as well this will make it easy to alter to the steel cage ring, that will be made at a later date mind
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cool LDD.... that was my first idea too... and i quite following that route.... god to see someone else doing it... specially the parts you did in GS looks very good!
at ramos... good start... as for the backside... if it is a diorama i would make a bigger building just as a backdrop for the fighting pit.... or maybe you could do a sort of wrecked truck for the backside? would that work?
at mars... darn... i hoped you would be spared that outcome.... well i now hope for you to be able to fix it... add some sand to the PVA... this might add some depth to it...
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oh...er... forgott to add my current work status on the arena here... mom...
Automatically Appended Next Post: see here i want to show you what i did the past coupla days... worked on the spectators section... added a video screen... (don´t get too used to the current green look of the actual screen here...thats about to get pimped...) and also added quite a large bit of hazard stripes to the section...yeah i know i probably could have done better with those black stripes... darn...
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Alright here is my nearly-completed terrain piece. Made the hill from foam, then spackled, then primered, added flock and highlighting. The stone ring in the center is plaster molded from the bottom of a tin pie dish, and the Ogyrn's base fits in (he is detachable). There are grooves leading out from the center that form the icon of Khorne, so that when dudes are slaughtered (ritually, I assume) their blood flows to form the icon of Khorne in the floor. Also the bit pictured with the skeleton and the icon and a pole, next to it is black smoke that is coming from an LED, I used one from one of those fake tea light candles so it flickers as well (not in the pics yet). The walls of the pit are of course detachable and form an AEGIS defense line.
A great scene and story behind it, lights, AND it is a playable piece that would fit flawlessly into a table! Amazing work Meade!
Crap.... and I still need to try and finish mine :/
At the risk of sounding pessimistic, I dont think Im gonna finish in time D:
Thanks man, yeah, I could play it with or without the ADL inside, it makes a nice hill for the center of a table... or just an army display board (I might need to add a little board under it but it's pretty much there), and once in awhile some champions might actually meet and fight in the middle
BTW guys I'm shut in by hurricane Sandy today so if power goes off and my internet cuts out then, well, so be it.
@Vik: Very nice little yellow lines mate. How are the spectators comings along? Can't wait to see your piece finished!
@Maede: By Khorne's beard! That pit is just perfect man, the grimdarkness and the attention to detail... I love it!
@Ramos: Sorry to hear that. Counting today, you still have four days... how much time do you need? But I don't really think I can push the deadline much further, the original one had been the 15th.... what do the others think?
well maede... looking stunning... i like the idea and the outcome... gruesome and everything looks fitting to the occasion... i hope you have everything secured... saw some pretty nasty footage of that storm front on the TV... oh my...
as for deadline extensions... hmmm... i try to finish my work tomorrow...but in fairness... if someone needs time still... give it to them... it is most depressing to be loosig due to time and RL issues...
Oh you didnt need to extend it on my account. Nevertheless, I do appreciate it! I will definitely have something done by the 3rd then- Real life and work responsibilities be damned!! Thanks a ton Merlin!