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Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Gits' and Graven'.

You will have noticed there was no production for Christmas. They have been postponed until Easter because I had an eye infection that meant I couldn't look at things throughout November and early December (when I'd usually be planning the builds).

So look forward to Easter when I'll return here.

In the mean time, I have started painting my latest creation in my other (mad) blog. Updates to follow over there...


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
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Ooft. Get better chief!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 257 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks again, Graven'.

Easter approaches and modelling has started up again.

Before pictures, some life:
We have some builders in for a new kitchen. This has caused a not inconsiderable amount of disruption.
The old, sinking (trees undermining the foundations) conservatory needed to be removed, then new foundations dug.
The new extension built and then knocked through into the existing kitchen and into half the garage.
What we're keeping from the kitchen has moved into the dining room,
And half the garage needed emptying of junk (most unseen for decades).
Existing kitchen has been stripped out and the new is being added... this is where we are now (no kitchen).

So time has been taken up with moving stuff around.
I did inherit some things, among them a nice little vice and my Dad's old models:
Which have sat in boxes in the garage for decades having originally been built by a teenager ~60 years ago.
If you want to see a thread of what they looked like coming out the boxes, follow the link to my Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dr_Steve_H/status/1489298769770393603?s=20&t=pNBLzE-CFsPdGW_OUQGzYw That should take you straight to them.
There was mostly planes, but also some ships. All in a bad shape from age and teenaged building and painting.
I selected 2 planes to (eventually) save, but the rest of the models have been broken down to parts/raw materials for my modelling.
They were destined for the bin, so this is a lesser evil.

But as I said, Easter approaches, and I need to build the Christmas presents I didn't build then (see above), so another push to get some modelling done.
We'll have to see if I can return to the Raider afterwards...

Also, Mother's day happened here in the UK, and I got some earrings done for that:
This time modelled by the lovely flying Kroot, some Peacock Butterfly earrings.


And I can show you the wip for 1 of the Easter Christmas presents:
This one is using the same method I used for Lara Croft, for the same effect.

Can you guess what it is yet?

I'll try and return with more in a more regular way...


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







I knew you wouldn't get it...

How about now, can you guess what it is yet?




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
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Nope, not a clue but at least you're alive and... Kicking

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 257 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Graven'. I'm just trying to get a leg up on the competition...

More?
More.

Standing proud.

Taking shape...


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
[DCM]
Focused Fire Warrior






Ooo interesting, my first instinct says squig, but given its polygon goodness and the last one being old skool era... Maybe something from Quake?

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in June: 7
2022 total: 91 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Ooh, you're good. Very warm, Guardling.

They're no longer (h)armless.


And with the tail on, it actually balances before I've got to finishing the feet/hooves.
I'd like to say I planned that, but I've been making this up as I go.

Many gaps to fill and then mounting on a base.


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
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's cool!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Gits'.

And primed:


Now to wrap my head around the paint-job.

And to start building the next present... Stay tuned.


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







I've been quiet, but not idle.

Project #4 has required quite a bit of experimentation and I wasn't sure where it was going for most of it. But now it appears to have worked so I can show you where we are (but not how I got here, I'll have to explain it).

Present #3 (not shown) also had a failed prototype and has changed form... and the painting of that has been tricky (creating a visible blend within 5mm distance). I'm happy with how that has now come out, but need varnish before I can show you.

Present #2, the "fiend" above, has been painted and is awaiting some printing out to finish the base like that of the Cacodaemon before.

And so, here is progress photo of Present #4. Can you guess what it will be?


Still need to finish the wheel hubs, but a lot of work went in to creating the tyres themselves.

1. Find a suitable round object to work as a basis of the wheel hub.
The larger wheels are using lucozade bottle tops and the smaller, the "lid" of some soap dispensers.
The threads will be useful as detail inside the hubs.

2. Cut out disks of polystyrene foam to the eventual size of the tyres, and cut a hole in the middle to insert the hubs.

3. Shape the foam and use some off-cuts to form the shape of the Chibi-cartoon tyres. (yep, I'm throwing out the "realism" for this one)

4. Use some dental plaster to finish the shape and give a solid base for putty.

5. Cover in a really thin layer of epoxy putty, and sand to give the final shape/surface (as well as the rim of the hub).

6. Glue strips of plasticard to the centre-line of the tyres and fill in under them with putty.

7. Sand it all smooth and round and tyre-y.

8. Remember to take photos to show progress to the good people of DDakka.

Thanks for sticking around.
As it's the weekend, very few people will see this so bask, dear reader, in the special glory of being one of the few to see this.


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
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

I bask like a shark filter feeding your mechanised glory.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 257 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thank you for your basking, Graven'.

I've handed over a couple of the Christmas/Easter presents, so I can show you the finished pieces.

First, some Red-spotted purple butterfly (Limenitis arthemis astyanax) earrings.

I forgot to take "scale photos" with a mini' for these, so the picture may not stay up on DDakka for long.
If so, here's a link to the Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/TheMiniDetailsOfDrH/posts/5097192883728231

And a Samurai sculpture to match the previous sword-bearing Geisha.


More progress on present #4 soon.


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
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Love the butterflies especially.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 257 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's great stuff!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Graven', Gits'.

More wip photos Today.

Wheel hub details:
Again, think less accuracy, more cartoon representation.

I've been painting the inside of the large wheel hubs as that plate would make getting paint in difficult, once attached (not attached yet, hence not centred in the last photo).



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







Wheels are paired up, axles are in, and mud-guards are on.



Chassis is next, and then I can build the body up on top of that...


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
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

That looks big and wobbly, in a good way

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 257 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Graven'. I like big rear ends on my tractors... (may require some recent English politics research to fully understand this)

And more.

I built the frame (from sprue, what else?) to give me a solid base to build the body on.

Then I noticed that the engine is often visible through the front wheel arch... so I needed something to represent the engine.
I went digging in my box of bits with a plan of throwing a few things together to look like an engine (like what I did with the Wave Serpent)
Wave Serpent:
Spoiler:


But then I found an engine from one of the models I inherited and disassembled ...
AND NOT ONLY THAT, but it fitted perfectly between the frame I had built. I could not have built it better, on purpose.


And then I have set about closing in the body.


I might even attach the front axle soon.


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
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Well, it's a sign then. And I enjoyed your filthy reference

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 257 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Graven'.

I have shaped the front end; bonnet and wings,
Added headlights (a strip of clear sprue),
And a grill at the front for a radiator,

and I took photos to show you, and then I carried on and built the cab as well...



The front axle is still not glued on.


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
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Gloriously goofy.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 257 
   
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Stone Bonkers Fabricator General






A garden grove on Citadel Station

Looks great. For a second I thought the two big wheels were a Twisted Metal reference.

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When the history of my glory is written, your species shall only be a footnote to my magnificence.
 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Graven'.

Thanks ph34r. It's inspired by those chibi cartoon car designs that always seem to have wonky wheels.
e.g.
Spoiler:

But that sort of design idea of oversized wheels is used in a lot of things.

Final wip (assuming I don't find any issues while priming).
Adding details (but not too many) such as lights, aerial, tractor hooky-on-things, exhausts.


Now to prime all the things that should be primed, and not prime the things that don't want to be primed in the process...


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







Primed.


a few spots require some light sanding, but otherwise looks fine to me.

On to paint.
See you all when it's done.


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
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Wow, that's pretty fantastic Dr. H. Love the splayed rear wheels.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Gits'.

Painting has started with the windows.
I'm aiming for the same reflective sky/land look as I did for Robby the Robot.

I think I've lost the blending knack... a flat surface should be easy, it's not coming easy...
The photo is doing a lot of heavy lifting here.


And due to these Christmas presents being delayed so much, I now have to start thinking about this years' birthday presents...

For giggles, this is how rough these kind of things start out as.
2 layers of MDF and 3 of hardboard, roughly cut to shape, now glued and screwed together.
Can you guess what this is? Many internet geek points up for grabs.


Now to make all these layers the SAME rough shape.


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
[DCM]
Focused Fire Warrior






The windows on the tractor look good, love the guessing game...

Speaking of which:
Original series Star Trek type 2 phaser?
Guessing 1:1 scale..

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in June: 7
2022 total: 91 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I love the blend and tone of the windows. Nice work!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Guardling.
Wow, that's quick. I'd have accepted "tos phaser", but yes type 2. Indeed 1:1 scale. All the internet points to you.

I didn't realise, until looking for reference photos, that there were "types" of phaser for each series', and that the type 1's slot into the top of the type 2's, or so it looks from what I've found.
I knew that there were pistol-shaped ones and rifle-shaped ones, and the little handheld ones. but never thought about how they were related until I saw a broken down tos one and how obvious the type 1 is in the top of the type 2.

So yes, I put my hand up and say I'm not as "in to" -trek as I am -wars *, and I realised this when I noticed (on may the fourth) that I haven't made any trek props (compared to the load of starwars props).
I was going to make a tos communicator, but I can't find the metal mesh I have that would be perfect for the flip top. So next on the prop list is phaser.

Now shaped, and check this; I have a set of 4 shells for my old 3330 Nokia, that's a near enough shape for the type 1 phaser on top. Needs cutting down but a good start for the shape at least.


This will all get covered with plastic and/or putty, it's just a nice solid base for a prop.

Gitsplitta wrote:I love the blend and tone of the windows. Nice work!

Thanks Gits', too kind.
It's a bit rough, but I'm going to stick with it as it's not too noticeable and will be less so with a gloss coat.
More added to it with the sun glare and now the added ground reflection.

I'll also add wheel-arch reflections when I come to paint the green.
Gloss them, leave overnight, and then re-black the frames, before green.


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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