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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@Vik: It's great to have you aboard! I like that we have so many long time veterans of LoER taking part. I'm impressed how nicely those pieces you cast from chocolates molds came out. It reminds me of how I used the molded plastic from advent calendar chocolates to make little green stuff fish, shoes, etc.

@boundless: I totally understand but it would be great if you do find the time to join up. It's also a shame that you're already so far on that cool grot gun store, since that would fit this theme perfectly.

   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Fantastic guys, go for it Vik.

Little progress....
Strengthened the frame. Glued stirrers to the internal foam core, once set and internal lined this will add considerable strength.


Oh yeah cut a few of the bases I will need...


Internal linings...



Made up the "steel" frame work...


So here I am,



Scale shot..


Keep it going guys and dolls.




 
   
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I've often thought about doing a tank factory... and the tanks... and the workers... ...a whole army! Bit much for April though.

Let me think about this. Might do something for 'nids.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
It occurs to me that I've had an idea for a Tau Farm for a while. Soldiers gotta eat...

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TCS Midway

Looking very nice Cam.

Building the palisade is going to be more work than I thought. Carving up the bamboo skewers is slow going.

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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Use a pencil sharper...the ones with a cranky...this will speed up everything...look into my gallery, there is a whole fort I've made that way...

   
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USA

@Camkierhi: Impressive amount of progress Cam, I love the look of the scale shot.

@Kestral: Any of those ideas would work great, Would you like me to add your name to the list of participants now, or when you finalize your idea?

@Maniac: Don't worry, still plenty of time. Would you like to go into more detail on how you're working with the skewers? You can probably already see why I brought up Vik for his knowledge of modeling in wood.

   
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Worle, UK

@Syro_ I am unsure where the cherub came from , as it was a gift to my mother in law, but she did not like it. Oh well my gain.

Made some more progress over the weekend. The platform has been added as well as other details like lights. And i have creted a gun for it, just need to think about what stats it would have. any sugestions?




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TCS Midway

The pencil sharpener was a great idea. I was doing each by hand with an exacto knife, which is quite slow.

Picked up an electric sharpener after using a small hand one and it works great.



Then the gatehouse. I am going to leave the rear open and sand some of the boards flat. That way we can set archers in it if we want.





The top will be a wooden palisade with timber boards.

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On time, on target, or the next one's free

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Berlin Germany

Oh...that's sweet looking..
One small suggestion: I'd cover the styropor with either filler or tissue paper...to conceal the bubbly structure...

   
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TCS Midway

 Viktor von Domm wrote:
Oh...that's sweet looking..
One small suggestion: I'd cover the styropor with either filler or tissue paper...to conceal the bubbly structure...


Yeah, it will get some spackle or something similar to cover that. On the rear I have some textured vinyl, from Christmas villages, that I will use to have a stone retaining wall with some timber supports.

On time, on target, or the next one's free

Gesta Normannorum - A historical minis blog
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would my promethium rig be too big for this contest that i have a work in progress on here,, after all everyone needs promethium how long do we have, tia
   
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Not where I should be

Upto Syro, but I personally have no issue Bobbuilder, You had a slight head start but that's not a biggy, time is always a flexible for us. You are using a few kit parts, but that is not against the rules, you just get more for scratch building it. And size wise, well I for one can't say anything on that score. Size is irrelevant. And lastly as to how much time you have, we at the rate you are working already on the project the 2 months you have is an eternity.

Truth is though, Syro has the final say.

Update coming guys and dolls. Keep it coming, all your work is amazing and so inspiring, got a real buzz here, wonderful.




 
   
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Good start everyone. Watching with interest.


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 Camkierhi wrote:
Upto Syro, but I personally have no issue Bobbuilder, You had a slight head start but that's not a biggy, time is always a flexible for us. You are using a few kit parts, but that is not against the rules, you just get more for scratch building it. And size wise, well I for one can't say anything on that score. Size is irrelevant. And lastly as to how much time you have, we at the rate you are working already on the project the 2 months you have is an eternity.

Truth is though, Syro has the final say.

Update coming guys and dolls. Keep it coming, all your work is amazing and so inspiring, got a real buzz here, wonderful.


thanks for info, there will be scartchbuilding in it as well
   
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Huddersfield

Bit late to the party - there's some great looking stuff up here already - but I'm definitely in.
No clue what I'm going to build yet... Maybe a base for my Necromunda gang, or an Inquisition fortress/bastion for Inq28. Much thinking needed...

   
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USA

@M0rdain: I like all the additions and alterations you're adding to the cherub, looking great. As for the gun, I can't really tell its size, but it looks like it could be a battle cannon or an earth shaker. This is for 40k, right? I haven't gotten to play a single game since 8th edition came out, and I don't know the rules...
Battle cannon in 7thE is 72" range, S8, AP3, Ordnance 1, large blast
Earth Shaker in 6thE is 36-240" range, S9, AP3, Ordnance 1, barrage, large blast

Except for ranger, the stats aren't too different. Good luck deciding.

@Maniac_nmt: The brickwork on the gatehouse is gorgeous. Looks like you carved into single sheets of foam with a ballpoint pen? It looks like it took forever, but is well worth it.

@bobbuilder: Luckily Cam has already covered most of what I would have needed to tell you (thanks Cam!), Luckily size doesn't matter much except for time making it harder with time constraints. I definitely really like your theme and how well it fits this contest, because yeah, promethium is a major resource. The current deadline is finish by the end of April, thought competitors often need an extension, and the deadline is often pushed back once. What you have made so far is really epic, and I'd love for you and your awesome refinery to be in this contest, but I'm a little bothered by what looks like a month head start you have, and the advantage that gives you. I'll have to think about it, and probably check with more of the long time LoER veterans, though you already have Cam's approval. Also like Cam pointed out, Ultimately I'll be judging more on stuff like the cool cuts you did in the foam base for the waves and the barnacles you sculpted, than the epic structure you built from kits.

Also if I do approve this, I definately want to try to get boundless to start working on his grot gun store again for this contest if he hasn't already finished it.

@Apollinaire: Nothing to worry about being late, still a full two months to go. I'm glad you're in and I'll add you to the list.

   
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Not where I should be

Little progress...



Looking forward to all these projects. Keep it up everyone.




 
   
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USA

Wow Cam, I feel like it was only 30 minutes ago that I was impressed with how much progress you had made when I checked on your blog, but from the looks of this, was that yesterday's update? Looking good, and thanks for all the updates.

   
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Worle, UK

I was about to say the same, i am sure it was only yesterday that Cam had built it, and now its painted!! It makes me feel so slow.

 
   
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USA

@M0rdain: So true! What especially tickles me, is Cam and I both have a great deal of sleep troubles, but where the sleep deprivation makes my projects come to a screeching halt as I'm unable to concentrate and decide where I want to go, Cam continues to crank out amazing work instead.

@bobbuilder: Welcome to the 25th LoER terrain contest. I've heard back from most of the people I asked for advice and it's overwhelmingly in favor of you joining, which was the direction I was leaning as well. I'm looking forward to seeing your project progress. If you could start with a progress picture of how far you were around the start time of the contest, I would appreciate it. Lastly on a completely unrelated note, I found and read through your blog on the emperor titan you were building. It was really cool, and absolutely heartbreaking what happened to it.

Everyone, please be aware that it is traditional to start a project for a LoER comp after it starts. This is a one time exception. We all have to admit it does fit my theme perfectly, and will be fun to watch progress.

   
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I see Cam is already half way through his entry

I'll try and come up with an idea for this one.

Congratulations Syro and welcome to the League!




 
   
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USA

Thanks OMN. I hope you do come up with an idea, it would be fun to have you take part.

   
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TCS Midway

Hording is done on the gatehouse, and the thatch is on the stable:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/150/474587.page#9855413

I have a few remaining touches on the gatehouse, and some light sanding, and then it is on to the walls and some stairs. I debate on doing a small barracks, but that may be pushing it. We'll see what time allows for.

On time, on target, or the next one's free

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Huddersfield

So I started thinking about the comp and maybe doing a chem-factory base for my Eschers... Then I dug out my junk bag and this happened! Not sure where I'm going with it yet, but hey, it's a start
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Not where I should be

Brilliant start.




 
   
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i'm in, I was going to enter the promethium rig but too much too do as there a lot of ideas to put into practice so decided to concentrate on the landing pad that's going to bring in supplies/personel etc, going to included a control tower, radar, crane etc, to start with found a very sad games workshop skyshield landing pad on ebay cheap which was getting cut up anyway, removed the hinges, top part of side shields and glued to side with a foamboard base, trims to be put on to cover gaps, some of the hinges I took off looked like hydrolic rams so used them on the landing pad doors





   
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USA

Awesome bobbuilder! looking forward to what you do with this. It's a good plan.

   
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 Syro_ wrote:
Awesome bobbuilder! looking forward to what you do with this. It's a good plan.


thanks syro, bit more done on pad, dry fitted legs for ease of painting later, added some flooring to side which will be extended when I decide where tower going used old GW tank trap for support girders and connected to opposite side



   
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Good to see so many projects underway. Keep at it people.


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

Nice work going on here, yet again. Great to see the interest picking up for another round. The Cherub gun platform is so Grimdark / Blanchitsu - looking forward to that developing.

I had a moment of inspiration as well, will see if I can find the time to translate that inspiration into action - no spoiler yet on what it is, all (might) be revealed in due course...

   
 
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