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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Very neat. Yeah, the modularity of phasers is a clever thing. Loving your work as ever. Need to tackle some windows that way, real 80s metal cover vibe.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
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Dr H wrote: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.


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inmygravenimage wrote:Very neat. Yeah, the modularity of phasers is a clever thing. Loving your work as ever. Need to tackle some windows that way, real 80s metal cover vibe.

Thanks Graven'.
For that reflective window effect, I'd recommend my Robby as an example.

The sky gets lighter nearer the ground, and the ground gets darker nearer the sky. Gives good contrast to the horizon.

I noticed that I've done these windows the opposite... which is not quite as good.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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Madison, WI

That tractor is just too fun. I'm kind of the opposite... more trek then wars, but I certainly couldn't identify the various phasers other than general shape.

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

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Thanks Gits'.

I think it's just exposure for me; I have SWars figures from childhood, but no STrek toys at all.

I've seen all the classic films for both, but not the more recent ones:
SW - I own the 3 you'd expect on DVD (from before BRay days), I liked Rouge one, wasn't a fan of 1-3 or 7, seen 8 on TV once, not bothered with 9. Not seen the spin-offs.
ST - Seen the classic ones at least once each, don't own any, and not got around to watching the newer ones (have nothing against them yet).

As for the series': Nothing SW.
I've seen a handful of tos ST, watched TNG and Voyager on tv as it was on, did sit down and watch all of DS9 (we were lent the DVDs), and nothing newer.

But I just feel more "more" with the SWars designs.

So here's more on the phaser.

Chopped down the phone case to fit the size of the gap in the frame.
It feels small compared to the photos, but it might be because it's wider. It'll do; it's saved a lot of work as I now only have the sculpt the top end (see below).

So much like the Lightsabre I made, this is not going to be screen-accurate, more of my design, but should be recognisable as what it is.

I used some off-cuts of wood to strengthen the shell at both ends and along the length.

And of note: Something I've been doing for a while.
If you have ever built something hollow (but want to remain light, so not filling it with plaster) and then had something come loose inside and rattle around whenever you move it...
Pack the inside with polystyrene foam bits until they don't move.
It won't stop things coming loose, but if they do they won't have space to rattle around.

That's all for now, painting the tractor this evening once the dust settles (it lives under a cover while I saw and sand this thing in the afternoons).


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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Madison, WI

Good progress my friend!

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

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Thanks Gits'.

Tractor is nearing completion, so nothing to see there.

Phaser is progressing.
Handle done, body is smoothed and ready for a plastic skin for ease of detailing.
Type 1 phaser body is done, just need to find some things to use as dials.


The gap between the 2 pieces has already been fixed with the first plastic skin pieces on each side.


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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

That's excellent. Very neat indeed.

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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Thanks Graven'.

Build complete, I think.

A true test of any Trekkie/Treker in your life... spot all the differences from the original props.



This will move over to the painting desk (the tractor is done and varnish is drying).
And I'm going to try and make a display stand for this, and get that all done before Monday.


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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Paint monkey-boy, paint!

Looks fantastic Dr H.

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

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That phaser is neat, does it spray water :p

Squidbot;
"That sound? That's the sound of me drinking all my paint and stabbing myself in the eyes with my brushes. "
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Thanks Gits'. Painting is underway.

Thanks Jehan'. If only... If I had time, I might have made a working trigger and maybe light-up the end, but no time.

I have had time to make the display stand though:


No, it is not supposed to be level. That is intentional (and I'm not even making excuses for not getting it level, this is the angle I was going for).
It's very close to the balance point, which means it's less likely to be knocked over by accident.


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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Nice!

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

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Very cool indeed 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 
   
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Thanks Gits', Graven'.
Order of operations was to drill the holes in the handle first. Being sure to keep them straight to the handle and that they are slightly larger than the posts (you don't want a tight fit).
I briefly stuck (PVA) a piece of paper to the end of the handle, cut around it to get the shape and then punctured holes to match. Then removed the paper before the glue even dried.
Then glued the paper to the base piece. Be sure to glue the OTHER side of the paper to get the holes in the right place.
Drilled holes in the base at about the right angle (these holes you do want a tight fit). Remove the paper before the glue dries.
Place the pegs in the handle and offer them up to the base.
If they are not right adjust the holes in the base until you can drop the handle all the way to the base.
Glue in the holes of the base,
Pegs in the holes of the handle,
Push pegs into the holes of the base and use a spacer so that you don't glue the gun to the base, but keep the gun there to ensure the pegs set in the correct angle.
Fill in the gaps from any adjustment of the holes.

******************************************************************

And now some final photos.
I think I'll spread out the various pieces over a few days, so first up is the Fiend.

Quake Fiend, as seen in Quake 1.




Stay tuned for the Tractor reveal on Monday.


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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Nice fiend, very cool to see him painted!

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 Guardling wrote:
Nice fiend, very cool to see him painted!
Thanks Guardling.

And next up in the showcase of "actually finished things" is the Tractor.

Based on cartoon concept sketches, Oh Deere! Tractor.




Stay tuned for the Phaser tomorrow.


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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Madison, WI

That is crazy good Dr H. Bravo!

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
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

I love how plastic it looks! Great job.

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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Gits'.
Thanks Graven'. That's the gloss finish, although the tyres have a satin finish which isn't quite as satin as I wanted, but good enough.

And, like buses you have waited ages to show up, the third finished project in as many days.

What started as a few rough bits of wood screwed together, a 1:1 scale Star Trek Original series Type-2 Phaser.





I have 1 more birthday coming up in July before I can have a break to myself, but need to decide upon what that will be before anything can happen.


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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Madison, WI

That is lovely Dr H. It could be a real prop from the show!

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
 
   
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Thanks Gits'.
There's many "differences" from an "official" prop that would drive the hardcore fans wild (as they do), but that's the feeling I was going for.


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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Your Phaser turned out great!

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Wow, want one of those.

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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Not where I should be

Excellent work all round Doc, so much perfectly detailed work. You have gone into overdrive lately.




 
   
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Thanks Aku-chan, Graven'.

Thanks Cam'. Well, it's all relative; Doing nothing for a while and then having to complete 3 projects to a deadline can make it look that way.

Speaking of... I decided to get on with the next birthday present well in advance to give me more time between "present-making" periods in the hope that I may get back to the Raider in my other blog.

So, once more, can you guess what this is going to be (I can see this falling into 2 camps, at least)?



Old and unusable cooking tin thing,
Filled with plaster,
Some putty and plasticard to give a more plant-pot look to the rim,
Wire coat-hanger, covered with foil and wire and plaster (will come back to this),
Polystyrene foam and tissue/PVA to form the shape, also covered with plaster,
Milliput/GS mix to cover the "stem"... The plaster here didn't stick to the slightly flexible wire and broke off as I added the putty, so there are some inclusions.

Next step is to cover the top with milliput to give the final shape.

Also,
A fun side project, based on a OC from one of the artists I follow on Twitter.
They created a gelatinous cube character, and I had to have a go at a tiny one.


Scratch-built the sword, bone, and arrow, and used a HeroQuest skull (that set the scale for everything else).
Then created a cube of hot glue about them and eventually painted it with a clear green paint I have.

Sadly the hot glue I have is not quite clear enough to really see the internals in the final form.

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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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Focused Fire Warrior






Love the little gelatinus cube!
Love that he's so simple to make as well, looks like I'll be trying one later, for D&D of course...
Also my guess:
Spoiler:
Gotta be a Piranha Plant from the Mario series, given your track record of video game characters...
Nothing to stop you from branching off (ha!) to Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors or Frank from Harley Quinn


My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in June: 5
2022 total: 89 
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Love Cubey! All my guesses were taken

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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Guardling wrote:Love the little gelatinus cube!
Love that he's so simple to make as well, looks like I'll be trying one later, for D&D of course...
Ja. Check out the "@Woubble_" account on Twitter for a load more pictures by Lauren for inspiration.

I built him up, layer by layer, and added the items as I got to them.
Let the lower layer cool enough to just solidify before adding the next layer, as the heat would keep it molten and you can't keep the shape.
I also used the hot tip of my glue gun to shape the glue after adding it, or to correct blobs attempting to run down a side.
Careful with thin pieces of plastic: I made the arrow from plastic rod and that went soft with the heat of the glue. I had to support the end to keep it straight. The sword was fine though.
I did cut off some faces of the cube once it had all cooled (to try and get the internals more visible) and then went over it all with the hot tip of the glue gun again to give it the final texture/shape.

With more patience I would have used the thick "water effects" gel to get a better clear end result. But each layer would take hours to cure, and this one of hot glue took an hour total.

Also my guess:...
Correct on the first try.

inmygravenimage wrote:Love Cubey! All my guesses were taken



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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Progress on the Piranha plant.

Well, I was going to show progress, but then I carried on and finished the build.
A little clean up to do around the teeth, but on to paint next.


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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.

Wow. That's ace. Feed me! Ahem.

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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