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I decided this was a great opportunity to build a library for a recent 48" x 48" Mordheim inspired canal board I have been working on. I finished the structure for the building and will start to add bricks and plaster to the exterior soon. I will also need to craft a few dozen books that I plan to make a mold from so I can fill shelves with books and scrolls.

MacPhail has a nice looking spiral staircase. If I get time I might try to make the back half of the library as a separate structure and add my own take on spiral stairs. I have build spiral stairs into much of my industrial terrain, but never the more fantasy / medieval stuff.






   
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Colorado, USA

Welcome, Tinker! That's a nice frame you have going there. Good luck on your continuing efforts!

MacPhail's stairs are indeed coming along nicely.

School starting means more time for some, less time for others. (I myself got a new teaching position the day before school started. )

We're not quite halfway there, but we're getting closer. I hope those still working can find the time so they don't need to do any last minute rushing.
Happy hobbying!

   
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Reading, Berks

I've finished the two main tiles for the table, so I've decided to do some extra swampy tiles to go with them to give the reading spot more of a home on the table

   
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Denver, CO, USA

Wow, I'm super excited for this Mordheim build! I've really enjoyed Thumpingbear's stuff... that, omg with Black Magic Craft's YouTube channel are what led me to this design.

Tinker, those angles look really precise... do you some kind of jig or angled clamp? I'm curious too if the design is totally freestyle or if it's based on any period architecture... either way it looks really cool.

Endtransmission, I'm glad you can see enough space at the end of the contest to expand your scope, and the swamp tiles will be a nice addition. Any new techniques with the swamp effects in store?

My wife is spearheading a two night bachelorette kidnapping, so I should be able to log some solid hobby time after I get the lads in bed. Hopefully I can get walls and floors assembled and start some of the freehand building with indicidual foam bricks.

   
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Reading, Berks

The swamps (and pond on the main reading platform) are playing with some of the swamp basing tutorials from YT, so using a variety of basing materials to build up textures, bits of actual dried out tree and some swamp water effects. So far I'm a bit meh on the water effects, but we'll see when a few more are done


   
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MacPhail, I draw the basic structure on piece of paper and the lay way paper on top. Cut the wood section to length and pin down on foam board backed cork. This is something I learned building balsa wood airplanes. After the sections dry I use clothespins to hold pieces together to form the more 3D structure.

As far as the design, I cut the building footprint from 1/8" MDF and built up from there, no inspiration photo or even a sketch.

I build a few little books, some bookshelves and a few tables. The books will be used to make a mold so I can cast enough to fill the library. I started to build up the interior as well as the tile and bottom section of the building brick siding.

It's official, I now have my book elements!






   
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BTW, endtransmission what is the largest board you have made with Hex Tiles? It is sometimes challenging to decide on tile size. Large tiles lead to a lack of configurations/variety while the smaller tiles create a lot of seams that can be hard to hide. I have leaned towards larger terrain tiles with scatter terrain and building set on top. I have never thought about using hexes. Since the seams are going in different directions I wonder if this helps hide them.

   
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Reading, Berks

The largest is probably about 5x4ft, though I'm printing more bases to take that up to 6x4. The edges of the hexes become a bit more apparent on the open areas of ground, but not too bad. You could hide them more with scatter terrain on top. For some pieces of terrain I've combined multiple hexes into one larger piece. On those you can cover up the joins easily and make them nice centre pieces. The larges one of those currently sits at about 3-4-3 row (10 hexes) grouping for a corn field and fencing

   
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I have always liked the old plaster method used in Victorian homes with the horizontal lath that allows the plaster to squeeze through at the back. I decided to try and replicate this look on my library walls. Installing the lath took more work than I anticipated, but I think the piece is looking good. It is almost time to start adding more destruction and breaking more sections of the building.






   
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Hooly dooley that building with wood is brilliant! did you cut each brick individually or some other method? brilliant work.

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 nerdfest09 wrote:
Hooly dooley that building with wood is brilliant! did you cut each brick individually or some other method? brilliant work.


The whole structure is 100% scratch built. For the wood I started with a 6 foot wooden fence picket and cut it down using my band saw and a wire brush to add texture. The lath is bamboo from a place mat I found at the thrift store. The bricks are made from 1/4" cork sheet. Every brick was cut, glued and placed individually. Cork was cut into strips and then I used a tool called "The Chopper II" from Northwest Short Line. Great little tool that is invaluable for this type of build. In addition to the brick I used it for the lath siding.

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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Realised I need a couple of small pieces of terrain which will fit the them relatively urgently. data loot for Stargrave. I've decided on science fictiony computer core crystals rather than thumbnail drives. Most of the difficulty in the loot role as far as I'm concerend is recognising the useful ones rather than recognising them per se. After all there is probably only one cube with the vital data on it among hundreds filled with fanfic, kitten photos and rants about which models count as monopose.....

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
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2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Tinker that building looks amazing! But when you described lathe and plaster you said it was Victorian it very much isn't it uh predates recorded history as wattle and daub and plaster go's back to the Ancient Egyptians at least. it's a big part of Bronze Age meditteranean culture. Beautiful work though.

My entry is a lot more basic.

2 sizes of wooden disc (the cheap kind to fix furniture) to make a column.
A big geometric style bead to make a techy crystal acceptor sciencey broadcasty bit.
Crystal from a big bag of cheap pllastic crystals glue together in a column and voila! I've also realised this makes adding computer controls a mere case of sticking on one of these beads. These are designed to be big static hologram displays. The loot is probably the crystal.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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The Netherlands, Europe

After quite some delay I finally got something started. Found this book chest which could make a decent book nook. I don't know exactly where the theme will be going, but probably fantasy/halloween-ish.

[Thumb - Booknook.jpg]


 
   
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Denver, CO, USA

Llamahead, Tim, great to see more entries taking shape! I'm a big fan of thematic tokens of any sort, and these look super cool. That book box has all sorts of cool possibilities.. is there a materials scheme in your mind for the interior?

I should be good for an update this weekend. The Battle Sanctum is coming along, and I got the base and upper floors built. I need to get paint going on those and then hopefully assemble it for a game next weekend. It will be without trim and electrics and the final paint and details, but it should look good enough and be stable.

   
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Tim 121RVC, I am glad to see an entry with a Book Nook. I have always wanted to build one. Are you planning to use a mirror in the nook to give the illusion that the space is deeper or wider that it actually is?

   
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The Netherlands, Europe

 MacPhail wrote:
is there a materials scheme in your mind for the interior?


Uhm, not yet....

 tinker wrote:
Tim 121RVC, I am glad to see an entry with a Book Nook. I have always wanted to build one. Are you planning to use a mirror in the nook to give the illusion that the space is deeper or wider that it actually is?


I've seen a couple using a mirror, but I'm not sure if I will incorporate one in mine yet. The effect is very cool though.

 
   
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Denver, CO, USA

I hope everyone is steaming along towards completing their masterworks! I hit a good milestone this week and got the basic structure assembled... I even used it in a small game, although I knew it was a mismatch for the game size and my army list. Maybe it will fit in better in a larger game or with some more adaptive strategies.

Anyway, we often ease up on the photo posting in the contest thread once the build is done and the painting begins, just to maintain an aura of mystery. I elected to do quite a bit of sub-assembly painting (to make the best use of gravity with the wash), so I'll make this my last LoER photo post. I'll get some photos of the assembled model (which still has plenty of work to be done) posted in my P&M thread.

Here are the 10 outer walls, 10 inner walls, 3 floors, base plate (with cutout for wiring), and spiral stair.


Get going, everyone!

   
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Colorado, USA

So much great progress. Sorry to have been away for so long. I started a new teaching job and we are masked and in person. It creates all sorts of difficulties, but just about anything is better than remote, at-home school.

Tim, good luck! I've wanted to make a book nook, too. An excellent excuse/opportunity to do it.

Llama, welcome. I'm glad your entry serves a purpose, especially one that is so timely.

Tinker, excellent progress. Those little books are on point and nice construction so far.

MacPhail, the painted sections look great. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

endtransmission, water effects are something I have only begun to dabble with. I like how your entry is expanding.


Everyone, we are only two weeks from the established deadline. How is everyone progressing?

   
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Reading, Berks

I am nearly done. Just the final detailing bits to go. The supporting tiles may have expanded a bit...

   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Spray paint reacted oddly to the wood

This really brought out the texture now i could paint it again to cover it but I've decided to change how I paint them and go for concrete instead as it will go better with the rest of my junk bashes. I also decided they could do with some more detail and added control pads from a square gem and a flower shape gem.


"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Getting down to the 11th hour here. My goal is to finish fabrication today so I have about a week to paint and weather. I finished the plaster last night and moved onto the roof this morning. Took a break to make this post as the glue dries on a few critical roof supports. As the old saying goes, you can never have too many clamps.


   
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Colorado, USA

Good progress updates. Excited to see the final pieces.
Speaking of which, we truly are at the 11th hour. At least, according to the arbitrary and flexible deadline we set up at the beginning of this adventure. So, where are we, everyone?
I hope that you all are done or nearly done, perhaps just finalizing details or taking photographs. but, perhaps not. Please, reach out here or by PM if you have any concerns, or needs.
The whole point, after all, is collaboration, friendly competition, and an excuse to motivate terrain production. Much more important than a deadline.

   
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Denver, CO, USA

I should cross the line later this weekend, but there are still a lot of fiddly little details to be dealt with. Photography always takes more effort and time than I anticipate, too. I'll know on Sunday whether I'm going to pull it off or not, but it's looking good.

   
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I am so happy with the way the plaster squeezed through the lath on the siding and can seem seen from the inside of the building. I have been locking at pictures of Victorian home remodels for years and wanted to duplicate the effect in miniature for years!

The effort to finish my roof, and then cover with shingles, was much more work than anticipated. I underestimated the shear number of individual shingles I would be fabricating and then installing. Very happy with results. I am almost at my favorite part, priming the piece. I love when you get a chance to see the textures on a monochromatic gray creation.

I will shoot for sending update by Sunday as well.




   
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Reading, Berks

Tinker, that's looking amazing!

I ended up making yet another swamp tile to add to the table today... it is just as well it is nearly the end as I just... keep... adding!

   
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Looking forward to everyone finishing!

I can't forget about the theme, getting all the little books ready for the silicone mold pour. I should be able to start casting enough books to fill a library in 12 hours when silicone cures.


   
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Denver, CO, USA

Tinker, your lath and plaster technique is very successful... a beautiful bit of detail. Likewise the shingled roof and the books! I will have to be content with scratchbuilding a couple dozen from foamed PVC and supplementing with a few old metal ones from the bits boxes. I have yet to dabble in silicon molds, but that one looks like just the thing!

I'm also really excited for the hex terrain... can we hope for an in situ photo surrounded by earlier generations?

I got the last of the trim painted and assembled, including the parapet and balcony rail. I still need to do the rubble inside, the books, the electrical wiring, and some touchup paint. I have a couple full nights ahead, but I'll get it there.

   
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I am excited to see the final results of everyone's hard work.

My terrain now matches my warband, primed gray.

FYI, I sent PM proposing extension.















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Reading, Berks

That is looking mightily impressive! Can't wait to see it all painted

Photos have been submitted for mine and it is now all packed away to try and stop me adding more to it

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