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Made in nl
Reckless Apprentice Bot Handler






Do they have a switch for setting them to vacuum nasty drones/minnows from the sky?

   
Made in au
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Trading Post, from a converted Laser Cut Card shipping container:













More pics and assembly article here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/763650.page#10147957

   
Made in nl
Reckless Apprentice Bot Handler






That's superb. A (wo)man needs socks.

   
Made in us
Nasty Nob






Trading Post looks great!


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Made in au
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

New building made as something of a prototype, playing around with foamed PVC. Now that I have a proof of concept, I'll be turning out some more to go along with this one, and having some fun with curves...














Full build article is here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/764321.page#10164133

   
Made in nl
Reckless Apprentice Bot Handler






That's excellent! Did you curve the windows as well somehow?

   
Made in au
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Not this time - I was relying on the boxing around the window to allow it to protrude out from the curve. Not entirely happy with the result, so I'm thinking for the next one I'll file a curve into the back of the window frame and just glue it onto the wall rather than cutting the window hole and inserting it.

   
Made in au
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

New modeling tutorial - Salt Weathering!

Tutorial is here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/764662.page#10173441

...and lets you create things that looks something like this:




   
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Keeper of the Space Fleet Flame






Arlington, va

Sorry reaching back to page 1...



When you worked with the storage boxes did you need to do anything special for paint and glue? Did regular superglue and paint work?

Thinking of a troop shuttle...

 
   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Regular superglue works, but on softer plastic it can pop off if it gets knocked or warped. I found the best option was an 'all plastic' superglue system, which is a two-part product that includes a tube of superglue and a primer pen - you 'paint' both parts to be glued with the primer and then glue them together with the superglue. Grabs instantly and sets like a rock.

There are also some 'all plastic' glues out there that are just a goopy clear glue in a tube. The one I tried looked promising initially, but shrinks as it sets, which made the thinner parts curl and pop off.


Paint-wise, I use a spraycan primer, and if I'm doing something rough like salt-weathering I apply a coat of sealer over the primer. They would probably still scratch if they were all thrown in a box or something, but for my relatively careful terrain use it works fine. You can improve the paint adherence by lightly sanding before spraying. An etching primer might also be worth a go, although I'm not sure what that would do to the terrain sprue components...

   
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Keeper of the Space Fleet Flame






Arlington, va

Thanks, very useful. My Christmas calendar is filling up...

 
   
Made in au
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

New terrain article piece: Abandoned outpost, made from a Knights of Dice MDF blank, the Maelstrom's Edge terrain sprue and some plastic plants.














Full build article is here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/766013.page

   
Made in au
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Bubblegum dispenser generator!











Full article showing how it was built is here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/766339.page

   
Made in gb
Hulking Hunter-class Warmech





Bristol, England

Very cool! Watch out for General Veers in his AT-AT though...

Read the first two novels in the Maelstrom's Edge Universe now:

Maelstrom's Edge: Faith - read a sample here!

and

Maelstrom's Edge: Sacrifice 
   
Made in au
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Shipping crates made from old flight bases, 25mm bases and some cardboard:







You can find a tutorial here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/767062.page#10235701

   
Made in au
[MOD]
Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

New modeling article is up: an observatory made from a yoghurt tub and half of a plastic bauble:










Build article is here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/767674.page#10252975

   
Made in gb
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot




York (Uni) or Shrewsbury (home), England

Looks good! Now I'm wondering what you are going to do with the other half

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 ChargerIIC wrote:
If algae farm paste with a little bit of your grandfather in it isn't Grimdark I don't know what is.
 Bruticus wrote:
I really just wanted to make this exact model and I don't know what I would do if he turned out to be a smelly, one-legged frog with a shotgun p*nis.
I still don't understand the context of this phrase... but Slaanesh! 
   
Made in gb
Hulking Hunter-class Warmech





Bristol, England

Another lovely building! It looks like the Hoth ion cannon from Empire Strikes Back.

Read the first two novels in the Maelstrom's Edge Universe now:

Maelstrom's Edge: Faith - read a sample here!

and

Maelstrom's Edge: Sacrifice 
   
Made in gb
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Happy Little Trees






Beneath, Between and Behind

It consistently amazes me what you manage to come up with, with just a few simple objects and the terrain sprue. It's like Blue Peter on steroids!

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