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Made in be
Been Around the Block






Nice basing man. Was scrolling through your blog, was really laughing with the covid bases.
Keep up the good work!
   
Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






Those holographic cloaks are amazing. Using the texture on them really hammers down that they're HOLOGRAPHIC, not merely mimicking the environment but becoming it!

   
Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

Woohoo! I made it to the second page of my blog! I never thought it would happen.

I've been working on a new bench in my garage, which is going to be sweet in about 72 hours when the last of the coats of resin are finished and have a bit to set.

I've got some WIP pictures.


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Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

The bench is done, but I haven't set it up with my kit and tools in the garage yet. I'm writing a paper for a class I'm taking, and working three jobs.
The pandemic shut-down stuff has left Mrs. DjJazzyJeff and me in a bit of a financial situation. Plus an accident totaled my truck, and insurance is us around over the settlement.

Anyway, despite all of that, my hobby urges have been tingling. So, a few $0.94 Hot Wheels cars later, I have a new Gaslands project. Got the rules on an Amazon ebook download for $1.99. Seems like someone is getting robbed somewhere, but there you go. Having never played it, I'm not sure about weapon load-outs. But, drywall tape makes pretty good cargo netting. And if you're going to get involved in some post-apocalyptic, televised death races, you don't want a bunch of glass flying around.

I should be working on this:
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But instead I'm working on this:

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Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

And the new workbench is complete!
My paper is done and I’m ready to make some stuff!
Although, a few celebratory beers later, I may not get to anything productive tonight. And it’s my son’s 18th birthday tomorrow, so I don’t know how much I’ll get done tomorrow either.

But, with all the epoxy I poured into this door it’s going to be pretty darn near bomb proof.
This weekend is going to see some Gaslands cars. I’m thinking about the bootleggers because I like the idea of extra stuff in trailers and everybody being drunk all the time. Also, Beverly, because I like the idea of ghost riders driver through every one to stack up health and audience votes. Plus, if I made my main car a war rig, I would win every death match ever. Though, probably not too many races.
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Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

That's a nice bench! Did you fill in the panels with resin?

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






New hobby space is looking good, nice use of the door.
   
Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor





Denver, CO, USA

Mmm, bench envy. That's a nice space, plus you've got natural light so I'm super jealous. Theres about six weeks twice a year I can work with the garage door up, otherwise it's too hot or too cold. If I'd known what you were up to I'd have sent you a bag of bits and old models to seal into the resin. Anyway, cheers on the new space... Just think how many unfinished projects you fit on that thing!

Inmygravenimage is the guy to watch for around here when it comes to Gaslands. Theres a few people who play and build tables, but graven's blog is the most extensive one I've seen (plus he paints a bunch of awesome collector sets and board games).

   
Made in us
Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos





Boston

Love the bench. But, is it difficult doing all your hobbying upside down?

   
Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

Arakasi wrote:That's a nice bench! Did you fill in the panels with resin?


Arakasi: Thank you, and yes I did. Two gallons of epoxy resin. Should withstand a nuclear holocaust.

Viterbi wrote:New hobby space is looking good, nice use of the door.


Thank you, Viterbi.

MacPhail wrote:Mmm, bench envy. That's a nice space, plus you've got natural light so I'm super jealous. Theres about six weeks twice a year I can work with the garage door up, otherwise it's too hot or too cold. If I'd known what you were up to I'd have sent you a bag of bits and old models to seal into the resin. Anyway, cheers on the new space... Just think how many unfinished projects you fit on that thing!

Inmygravenimage is the guy to watch for around here when it comes to Gaslands. Theres a few people who play and build tables, but graven's blog is the most extensive one I've seen (plus he paints a bunch of awesome collector sets and board games).


I thought about sealing things into it. I had a whole pile of stuff ready to go in, but at the last minute decided to just leave it as the bare wood. Though a little mosquito did land in one of the layers, so there is that in there.
And oh yeah, tons of unfinished stuff coming up. And in the garage, as opposed to the basement, the cats won't be batting my little fiddly bits around. And, Mrs. DJJazzyJeff won't complain about the clutter. Maybe.


tinfoil wrote:Love the bench. But, is it difficult doing all your hobbying upside down?


I just tuck my feet under the bar at the bottom. The toughest part is dropping stuff down/up to the floor.
Also, I fixed the picture.

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Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

The first project of the new bench:

Magnetizing Terminator Heavy Weapons.
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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Always a worthwhile effort to get your models as close to WYSIWYG as possible. Makes things easier for both your and your opponent.

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

I'm throwing my hat into the ring for the 32nd round of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition.
This round's theme is "Honor Our First Responders"

So, naturally, I'm building some Gaslands terrain. What is a better way to honor first responders than post-apocalyptic, televised vehicular mayhem!
Also, I like saying that.

I'm going to try to put photos as spoilers, because, why not? I'm trying to learn how to do new things.

Spoiler:



Not sure if this is going to work.



I'm attempting to list in different ways to see which works. Links to the gallery, embedding, etc. Also attempting to post them and have more text in between. I've seen people doing it.



Here's to stuff working!

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Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

Ok, the spoiler part worked, but not the images. Is there a forum for how to post pictures mid-thread? Or can someone who knows give me a quick rundown?

Here are the pics I tried to post of my competition work so far.

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Parts that will become my terrain

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Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Choose the size you want, then just copy the Forums link directly underneath into your post. Wrap with spoilers to taste.
Spoiler:
Of course, it doesn't want to work if I use the {code] tag

Should look like (replacing { with [):
{spoiler]{url=https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/1059655-.html]{img]https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2020/5/11/1059655-.jpeg{/img]{/url]{/spoiler]

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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Interesting start on the terrain, eager to see more of what you will build.
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

DJJazzyJeff,

What is that black grating right beside and parallel to the Amazon box?

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

 Captain Brown wrote:


What is that black grating right beside and parallel to the Amazon box?



My wife bought some flowers from Home Depot. A bunch of the little ones that come in the individual cups. That grating is a tray that holds those cups during shipping and while being stored/displayed on the shelves. She brought a couple of trays home. Then, I went back there and there was a whole cart piled with the stuff. I don't know if they were intended for the garbage, some sort of recycling, or if they were meant to be sent back to the warehouse and reused. But, the stoned kid watering flowers in the Garden Department told me to help myself, so I did.

The grating, when cut from the bottom of the tray, is what I'm using on those wall pieces.


The other stack of black grating is Walmart's version of the same. The patter is not as compelling, but I have more of them. Once cut up properly, I think it will make some good scaffolding.

I want to make a wall all the way around the arena I'm making. There is a rule in Gaslands that if your car or movement template goes off the edge of the play area it gets DQ'ed. I'm not sure how to reconcile that in the 'story' of the game, so I'm looking at making walls to crash into instead. I am going to have to go back to Home Depot and get some more of the trays because I don't think I have enough.

Although, I don't really know how big I should be making the arena in the first place.
Anyone play Gaslands?

   
Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor





Denver, CO, USA

Those look awesome! Talk about good return on investment, plus you kept it from the recycle bin. Upcycling! I think that texture will paint up really nicely. Are you going to paint and weather the layers together or separately? It looks like you've got enough to enclose a pretty big space, and maybe some islands as well?

   
Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

I was thinking I would paint them separately, but do some weathering together at the end. Never tackled a project like this, so I’ll be doing a lot of browsing through other blogs for ideas.

I have so many ideas crawling through my head, my ADD is kicking up bad. My beautiful, new, clean desk is already covered in half started terrain projects. Working on some scaffolding, some razor wire (which I don’t like so far), some piping, some spiky bits, and who knows what all else.

I’m uploading from my phone, or I’d try some of the tips y’all sent along. Appreciate it.
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Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

I should be working on my terrain for the LoER competition, or my submission for the Dakka competition, but instead, I'm working on some cars. I made some gs crew members and a spiky ram for the truck. I'm going to assemble a turret-mounted minigun in the bed of the truck. The crew looks like deformed Tusken Raiders more than people, but some more gs sculpting of features will hopefully flush that out. I saw a sticker in the background of someone's YouTube video that said, "Miniaturists work as little as possible". It's true with this project, for sure.

Spoiler:












Haha! It worked! Thank you, Arakasi, for the tips.



Automatically Appended Next Post:
Well, their faces are still a little messed up. Okay, quite a bit messed up.



But, their hair looks pretty good.



That's supposed to be a shotgun in the guy riding shotgun's hands.

The dude manning the minigun looks better.

Maybe I'll have to plaster a metal sheet over the windshield, though I've used the build slots for this vehicle on armaments, so I can't use a build slot for armor plating.

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Anyway, for a first crack at a car conversion, I'm not horribly disappointed.



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Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

I dig your new bench, and like your space marines. I don't recognize the color scheme on the space marines. Is it a custom chapter, or just one I don't recognize?

   
Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

It is a custom chapter, Adeptus Brisonius.
I bought some space marines and started painting them red because I like red. Then, found out McPhail played 40K and started talking to him about it. He loaned me the codex and told me about Dakka. It was only after that that I learned there even were established space marine chapters. At one point I almost repainted everything, but then decided to create a chapter based on me. It's red because I like red. It uses my family crest and motto as its insignia because I like them, too.
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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






The faces of the gasland drivers aren't messed up, they are just mutant drivers. You always just need a positive spin But looking good so far, modeling is something where I lack even the most basic.
   
Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor





Denver, CO, USA

I salute your ambition, freehand sculpting with green stuff on a tiny scale for an enclosed space... that's no joke. Maybe they're horribly burned from some fiery wreck?

   
Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

Viterbi wrote:The faces of the gasland drivers aren't messed up, they are just mutant drivers. You always just need a positive spin But looking good so far, modeling is something where I lack even the most basic.


MacPhail wrote:I salute your ambition, freehand sculpting with green stuff on a tiny scale for an enclosed space... that's no joke. Maybe they're horribly burned from some fiery wreck?


I appreciate the optimism. I'm not sure what, if any, fluff story I'll go with. However, I removed the caltrops dropper, as a truck like this is likely to not spend too much time in the front of the pack. That way I can get some armor plating on the truck and you won't even be able to see them, except for through the slits in the armor. The gunner has goggles and a scarf wrapped around his face to protect from dust, dirt, and smoke. And to protect me from having to make a face for him.



The minigun is also almost finished. It's my third or so attempt at one. And so far, the only one I haven't thrown in frustration or glued to my fingers, at least not for very long.



And there is a cow-catcher sort of ram on the front of this jeep. Not sure what else, but I don't think I'll be scratch building any more miniguns. Have the start of a big engine intake on the hood.



And some more cars lined up to join the fray. I have to figure out a source of guns. Looking around for a site that sells weaponry at a good price and/or large quantity/selection.




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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Cannot help on a site that does small weapons. Best source I can think of would be an Ork sprue as they have loads of Dakka weapons that can be trimmed down.

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Cowcatcher looks good. Kudos for even attempting to sculpt figures - the fact they're inside vehicles helps to hide a multitude of sins, and it's all good practice

Chopping up and combining 28mms scale weapons should provide a few, add in some thin plastic and brass tubes for more variety. Do they do weapon sprues for the smaller Adeptus Titanicus guys (around and the like) - I remember using those on Dark Future cars.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

I had to get through the honey-do list before I dug into my hobbying today. It should have been pretty straightforward, plant a lavender bush and clean up the garage. Most of the latter was building a shelf and organizing my hobby supplies. So, I reap the benefits of that one, too. But, then I hit a sprinkler line with the shovel and all those plans went out the window.

Fortunately, I have the tools. parts, and know-how to fix a sprinkler line. Unfortunately, I have all those because this is not the first time I've hit one.

Anyway, by the time I got the line dug up and fixed and buried again, plus repaired another sprinkler head that I broke the other day by dropping a garden box on it, it was hotter than hades outside. So, I built the shelf and picked up some of my crap, but then the garage was so hot, and I was sweaty and tired, so I came inside. I've got to get my final assignments graded and posted, so I suppose I'll stop procrastinating and go do that. Maybe when it cools off this evening I'll find some motivation.

I have a lot sitting on my desk right now, it would be nice to get to dive into it.


   
Made in us
Basecoated Black





Lafayette, CO, USA

A productive session today.

I've got a heavy machine gun installed on the roof of the jeep, and the engine manifold finished. Is that what it's called? Never been a car guy, more of a book guy. Also, a trailer carved out of foam. It looks more like a kiln or a stove, but it's going to house a still.



I made some more tanks, from a beer and white claw can.





And I got the various tanks primed.



Some propane tanks waiting in the wings. Anything you can run into that expoldes, is better than anything you can run into that doesn't explode.



And another section of junk fence started. Just some sprue and wood glued together.



Onward and upward!



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