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Made in gb
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thanks all.

@MOrdian, was not sure myself. I usually use a scalpel to remove most mould lines, but seeing the GW one in vids made me wonder. The biggest difference is the tool is blunt. No actually more than that, it is squared off. Also shaping it to a fine prong means it can get into areas you would struggle to get a blade. Being square and blunt you do not run the risk of cutting yourself, or damaging your work piece. I have tried it out and got to say I am impressed.
Not sure if you meant the saw blade here, so the blade is about an inch in depth, it is still serrated, but I have ground it to a sharp edge. Even down to honing it on a stone. It is sharp as heck. Seems to be holding an edge, and thanks to the back brace on the blade is very true and straight. As a saw the blade was done. Useless. But 5 minutes work, and this is very useful.
Thanks for looking, great to have questions and comments thank you.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Italy

Love the factory theme, and realisation, especially the servo arms! Cool to see how you make tools too!

   
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Dakka Veteran




Wisconsin

Tank factory is looking ace Cam, those robot arms are so cool. I keep looking and finding more little bits that a person misses by just taking a quick peek. Uh mazing.
   
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Mysterious Techpriest







Amazing work cam, the factory looks awesome. I've had my eye on making a big building for a while now, and it looks like you've beaten me too it.




 
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

The recycled razor blade good idea. The handle, why not an old broom handle section or something less dangerous looking?

That's an insane amount of resin.

20 stone. That's 280 pounds? or a Curling reference

 
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

285 before I put my shoes on. Already used about a third of that resin and agree about the handle, but thought I would try some fun, and besides what is life without a little danger!

@ OMN do it bud, your terrain is fantastic, would love to see what you could do with a factory unit.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2018/03/09 07:44:33


   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





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

I've seen handles like that on other websites... just sayin'...

Razor saw is a good idea, I have one but always struggled to get any good results or find a material it cuts well

I need to get me some resin and have a go at casting - looks like fun



Once More Unto the Breach diorama blog
Conversions and scratchbuilds featuring a Thunderhawk & Thunderbolt
Random stuff blog

The tribe feasted upon Goblin-flesh long into the night - all except for Ruglud, who couldn't get his helmet off, and was reduced to sucking broth through a straw 
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

OK update...

Started on the exterior...


Cast a few wall panels...


And that time when you just don't have the right dimension in stock, just make it happen....



Thank you for looking...

   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Razor saws make nice work of acrylics, thin plastics and certain woods. For heavier stuff that is not metal you go with a gent's saw. For using them, score the material first.

And that is how to build up stock to the right dimensions. I have about 30 clamps like that. I bought an entire box of them some time ago. Damned useful things.

The roof wants skylights. Yes, it does.

 
   
Made in us
Mutilatin' Mad Dok





USA

That's so cool that you were making your own tools! I like to do that too. I see what Red Harvest is talking about with worrying about sturdiness of the razor saw handle, I'd be a little worried too. But, if it's all connected really strongly, not only does that look really cool, but that bead texture probably gives your hand a better grip than a smooth handle would.

Also that's an awesome amount of resin you got there

   
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Wing Commander





TCS Midway

I love the shelves with all the stowage.

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

Gesta Normannorum - A historical minis blog
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Made in gb
Omnious Orc Shaman





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

Damn, give us a chance Cam... Jeez !!!

(Looking amazing BTW...)



Once More Unto the Breach diorama blog
Conversions and scratchbuilds featuring a Thunderhawk & Thunderbolt
Random stuff blog

The tribe feasted upon Goblin-flesh long into the night - all except for Ruglud, who couldn't get his helmet off, and was reduced to sucking broth through a straw 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thanks folks...

Bit more...





Thank you for looking, and the comments are wonderful.

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Wall detailing looks great. I love how organically your stuff evolves (As evidenced by the gradual painting!)

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.
 
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Looking spectacular Cam! You're really taking this to a new level

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit





Worle, UK

What paint do you use to bast coat. Is it a standard acrylic, as i'm guessing they are too big to use citadel pots, and it does not look like spray.

 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

^He uses artist's gesso acrylic, I believe.

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.
 
   
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[DCM]
Rough Rider with Boomstick






Great stuff, Cam! From anyone else- saying they were going to build an entire village/factory complex/fill in the blank, I'd say to myself "wait and see". From you it's "What's new today?" as I know you're going forward full steam. Lots for me to learn here!


"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thanks guys and dolls.

@ MOrdian see below bud.

Thank you so much folks really appreciate the comments.

Bit more done...





@ MOrdian, here you go, I use this stuff, it is about £10 for 500ml, drys quick enough, excellent coverage. Oh and biggest factor, it does not matter what the hell the weather is doing, prime in doors with a brush. This stuff shrinks back and retains detail well.


And as a by the by, I use a lot of this stuff in different colours for my general paints...


Mega high pigment level means that I mix this 1 part paint to 4 parts thinners. I get very good washes and if I don't thin it quite as much I get excellent paint, most of my recent work, certainly any yellow you see is this. I have black, white, red, burnt sienna, green blue and purple. From that selection I can make just about any colour you can name.

I know there is an initial expense but in the long run, how much black or white do you use, £10 for 500ml is a massive saving over £2.60 for 12ml GW ask.

I also mix a lot of my paints, so will build up a base colour with the cheap stuff, and add maybe a pot of GW stuff and some ink to get something in particular I am after. This is bad advise, as any decent painter will keep the colours consistant and not rely on eyeballing and "that will do".

Hope that helps.

Thanks for looking in and please feel free to Q&A and C&C

   
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Mysterious Techpriest






i like what i see here!

It should deffo have a little shrine somewhere with dripping candles to match the gothic feel you've given the outside.

those exterior metal bulkhead sections will contrast really nicely with the concrete/rock above and below it, i eagerly await the next update!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-px27tzAtVwZpZ4ljopV2w "ashtrays and teacups do not count as cover"
"jack of all trades, master of none; certainly better than a master of one"
The Ordo Reductor - the guy's who make wonderful things like the Landraider Achillies, but can't use them in battle..  
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Ta SD, will do bud.

Bit more done...







Thanks for looking in, very much appreciated.

   
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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

Crazy good.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Even though I've come to expect this level of production and creativity from you I'm still staggered every time you offer an update. I'm running out of adjectives to describe your work, even with an online Thesaurus at my fingertips. I'm going to have to start using pictures emoticons.


 
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Painters keep a notebook with all the paint recipes.

Looks very playable the project. Very cool. That floor and the lines... indoor soccer field

Give it a level of clerestory lights. Many buildings like that have them.

Carry on with the excellent work...


 
   
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Battleship Captain






The factory has my complete attention and admiration. Your paint tricks are affordable. How thrifty.

Cam when you get the chance lets build a titan factory
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thanks folks.

@ Gits and Skalk, thank you gents.
@ Red, would just not happen after the first day. The colour of the floor is a mickytake, the greenzone in most workshops is the safe zone, no H&S in 40K except hazard stripes. And lighting will be in the next level.
@ CP oh yeah, definitely, you need a workshop for your little collection?

OK Not a great deal done...


Not even a decent pic.

More laters, thank you all.

   
Made in us
Battleship Captain






The upper floor is coming along nicely. And yeah i need a big workshop like 6ft by 4ft me thinks.

Oh that isnt an upper floor. Hmmm...
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Bah. I mix all my colours by eye. That is when I don't use a paint as it is from the pot (with added solvent, of course)

Keep up the great work on the factory.


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]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thanks guys.

Couldn't sleep...


Help.....which windows....




Kinda leaning toward the second one myself, but what do you guys think?

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Can't sleep, clown will eat me...
First one, actually. Prefer the gothic architecture, assuming it's full grimdark.

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.
 
   
 
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