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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







Really nice work, H! It's a brilliant looking piece to add to the army.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 Theophony wrote:
Loving the turret, and the second red ring of death is looking great. Where's the prototype transfer from.

Thanks Theo.

You're in luck, for two reasons:
1) It was attached to a piece that said what model it came from... A 1/48th Hughes AH-64 Apache (I think an Airfix model).
2) I took a picture of my transfer collection while I was looking through them and that piece is at the bottom of the picture in the middle.

This is one of those times that hoarding is a good thing.


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 Casey's Law wrote:
Really nice work, H! It's a brilliant looking piece to add to the army.

Thanks Casey. I'm glad people are liking what I'm doing.

There's much more to do on this yet. Still not decided on what colour I should do the two (currently black) ovals and two fins...


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and Woo Hoo, page 10...

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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
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Hoarding is always a good thing , now I have excess to share when I can't afford to buy I still have stuff to use.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







Ding! Gratz on pg.10!

It'll be awesome to see how you finish the beast!

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks dudes.

Minor setback... One of the hinges broke!
As you can see in the picture, The yellow arrows show where it cracked and split apart.
This hinge had been acting funny for a while and has been catching on the hull which probably put more strain on it that it would have liked.

However, a few strips of sticky-back-plastic later, it's reattached and works. So, I'll stop playing with it every 5 minutes...
It actually fits in the hole better now when shut, so that's a good thing. Shame it's the other one that won't shut properly though.
[Thumb - Broken Hinge.jpg]
Broken Hinge Fixed

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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
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

It's the mingling of technologies. The wraith one doesn't take rivets like other structures. You will have to consult he riveters handbook to ensure this doesn't continue to happen.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 Theophony wrote:
It's the mingling of technologies. The wraith one doesn't take rivets like other structures. You will have to consult he riveters handbook to ensure this doesn't continue to happen.

Yeah, I was thinking the other day If I should have added proper rivets to the hinges. I shall know for next time.

I bow to the wisdom of one from the League.


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
Fixture of Dakka







Ouch, the sounds of buckling metal is echoing in my ears. Glad you got it fixed though!

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

 Dr H wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
It's the mingling of technologies. The wraith one doesn't take rivets like other structures. You will have to consult he riveters handbook to ensure this doesn't continue to happen.

Yeah, I was thinking the other day If I should have added proper rivets to the hinges. I shall know for next time.

I bow to the wisdom of one from the League.


Is this not your natural state? insert picture of Loki here, I'd do it but it would get deleted by the mods.

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LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Casey's Law wrote:Ouch, the sounds of buckling metal is echoing in my ears. Glad you got it fixed though!

Yep, hopefully it continues to hold, and the other one doesn't go. Can't help fiddling with things, within 5 minutes of sitting on my first plane, I nearly broke both the fold-down table and the blind and resorted to pulling loose thread out of the seat in front.
Like Arthur Dent, If there's a button (and even if it says "Do not press"), I will press it to see why...

Theophony wrote:
 Dr H wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
It's the mingling of technologies. The wraith one doesn't take rivets like other structures. You will have to consult he riveters handbook to ensure this doesn't continue to happen.

Yeah, I was thinking the other day If I should have added proper rivets to the hinges. I shall know for next time.

I bow to the wisdom of one from the League.


Is this not your natural state? insert picture of Loki here, I'd do it but it would get deleted by the mods.

Well I do worship the Mighty Riveteers in the hope that a little greatness rubs off.
You know if you find the direct link to a picture on the internet and put it between the Image /Image things it will work and won't be deleted as it's not hosted on DDakka.

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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
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I know, I'm just to lazy to do that. Plus I was at the park with my kids when I posted last. Quick dakkadakka check while they were playing in the fountains.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Fair enough Theo.

Quick update.
I have decided on the colour of the fins (white with a yellow tip) and ovals (Purple with the violet interference, to match the underside).


A few more transfer details added to the turret, not that you can see them all in this picture.
And I touched up the underside and edges while I was there.
Oh, and I decided that the chin turret will be purple as well, the hazard striped look didn't work.

Next up... Will be the circuit tracks and then gems and lenses, any other details and then weathering...
Bit of practice at the circuits first though.

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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
Battleship Captain






i been watching this build for a while. It is very impressive, and well done.
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Panda. Good to have you aboard.


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
Battleship Captain






 Dr H wrote:
Thanks Panda. Good to have you aboard.


do you plan on doing a whole army like this?
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 cormadepanda wrote:
 Dr H wrote:
Thanks Panda. Good to have you aboard.


do you plan on doing a whole army like this?

With this paint-job? No.
With excessive amounts of modifications and extraneous details? Yes.

Every model will be individual in terms of build, modification, ideas, colours and paint-schemes.
It's all just for the modelling really, but I do want to be able to play them as an army.
I realise that very little of what I'm doing is legal for competitive play and it will require a custom codex, but that's for the future.


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So, practice 1 of the circuit tracks.

As shown in the picture below, these were painted first in bronze and then I added gold over that and tried to leave some of the brass showing on the lower edges (to give a 3D effect). I then added dots for the contacts in gold.

This is only a rough test (mostly to see if I can actually paint thin, straight lines with regular and repeatable angles and thicknesses) over a rough blue background (that was the thinning test for the metallic blue) and so is not as neat as I could (and will) do.

This was also done to match the earlier mock-up of the circuit design (shown below).




A few things I will change:
The thick lines, that were done in the original design, don't really seem to work in paint. Maybe it's my dodgy painting, but I think I'll just keep all lines the same thickness.

Looking at this next to the model, I don't think I can paint thin enough to fit all that is shown above onto the model, and so some of the (what I see as) sensor tracks and the sensor dots won't be translated onto the model. Probably only one per section, not two.

The contact spots were tricky to get looking all the same, but that's just a patience thing which will not be an issue on the model. However, I may actually position the spots first and then join up the dots, which I think will be easier... and this will help space out the tracks as some of them were painted a little too close and the spots were not distinct from one another.

Thoughts, ideas, comments?

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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







A few little details while I contemplate (read; avoid) the circuit tracks...

I've painted all the gems (at least all the gem shaped lumps that I plan on painting) black in preparation of painting them whatever colour they will eventually be. I knew that there were quite a few of these as I've moved some of them, but didn't realise how many until I painted them; 29... They may take a while...

And I took a couple of pictures while I added a few little details. I wasn't going to share them immediately but the two here showed more than what I was focussing on so here they are:

This was to show the little red and green lights and the hazard striped release lever for the cockpit and the front of the turret, but actually shows the interference effect quite well.


This was to show the lights for the rear door release, but due to the camera focus ended up showing the rear of the turret and I realised that I haven't really shown that properly yet in situ.

and if you missed it due to automatically appending, have a look at the circuit test above...


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
Fixture of Dakka







Nice progress man and I think the circuits look good. Be confident and get tore into them I say!

If I was going to be picky I might suggest the circuits would look better in a grey metal but they might not show up as well as the yellow metal.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 Casey's Law wrote:
Nice progress man and I think the circuits look good. Be confident and get tore into them I say!

If I was going to be picky I might suggest the circuits would look better in a grey metal but they might not show up as well as the yellow metal.

Interesting. I hadn't really thought about using anything other than gold for these.
My reasoning was that all actual circuit tracks are gold (although sometimes covered with the green insulation) and that these should be gold to show the importance of conductivity to ensure the efficiency of the shield. That and blue and gold go well together.

Also, there are already a few silvery bits of metal here and there on the 'serpent and I think the front end needs a different colour for these to stand out, especially as these are meant to be replacing the usual (more obvious) 'serpent spines.

I'll do some silver tracks on the test piece and see how they look, maybe they could be used for the sensor tracks...


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







Added Silver tracks in the same way I did the gold but with silver over gun-metal.
[Thumb - Gold or Silver tracks.jpg]
Gold and/or Silver tracks



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
Battleship Captain






The circuits are good. Just how much stuff are you planning on adding to this?
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Damn Dr H! looking fantastic, I absolutely love the experimentation you have done with such succesful results! the grey shading is imo good enough as it was with some blue accents but the all over blue with the green tinge is just something so different :-) not to mention the many many little details you've got going on, the decals the circuits,the freehand, the smexy!

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 cormadepanda wrote:
The circuits are good. Just how much stuff are you planning on adding to this?

Thanks Panda.
Not a lot more, it's nearly (dare I say it) done. It's just the circuit tracks, gems and lenses, anything I find that I've missed, a few "no step" and other transfers, and then a little weathering.


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 nerdfest09 wrote:
Damn Dr H! looking fantastic, I absolutely love the experimentation you have done with such succesful results! the grey shading is imo good enough as it was with some blue accents but the all over blue with the green tinge is just something so different :-) not to mention the many many little details you've got going on, the decals the circuits,the freehand, the smexy!

Oh Hey NF. Welcome.
Thanks muchly. Yeah, experimenting is in my blood and I will keep trying something until I achieve a suitable result.

Yeah I was quite impressed with how the grey undercoat came out and the reception it has got. Something in the future will definitely be grey, just so I can do it again.

Thanks again. I do tend to have quite an OCD way of thinking. I have to consider all the details and they all have to have a purpose. It makes me happy.

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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
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Very nice detail work I especially like the circuit painting. Your decision to freehand it all instead of trying wire or card worked out for the best.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Theo. Still have to translate it to the model. Planning is in progress.


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
Fixture of Dakka







Yeh now I see the test I think the silver blends with the blue too much. The gold pops better. Sorry to give you extra work , I was thinking it would look like soldering style circuitry.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 Casey's Law wrote:
Yeh now I see the test I think the silver blends with the blue too much. The gold pops better. Sorry to give you extra work , I was thinking it would look like soldering style circuitry.

No worries. Experimenting is a good thing.


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
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Have you considered doing a slight black dot at the ends of the circuits, not enough to cover the ends completely, but might look more realistic.

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LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Just visited for first time, will be reading the rest of this blog asap.

Love the attention to detail. Don't knock your skills dude they are brilliant. Looking great.




 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Theophony wrote:Have you considered doing a slight black dot at the ends of the circuits, not enough to cover the ends completely, but might look more realistic.

I have thought about it. They will be distinct one way or another. Thanks.

Camkierhi wrote:Just visited for first time, will be reading the rest of this blog asap.

Love the attention to detail. Don't knock your skills dude they are brilliant. Looking great.

Welcome. Hope you enjoy the read.

Thanks.


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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