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Thanks hk'. Attention to detail is my thing.

Thanks Shas.

Gawdam': "Have you hugged your toilet today?" Love that series of posters.
Again, details details details. I just feel that every model needs them (and ones that have a reason to be there, not just for the sake of it ) to come alive. Thanks.

Thanks 'boss.

Jehan'. "Insane in the brain" Thanks.

You can Weety. Ha, indeed. Thanks.

I'm still considering how to add the things about the base. Either to do them as comic-like or go all in and do realistic layers in the ground. Baring in mind this will eventually be buried in a table (that one I keep going on about in the far future), it might be a lot of effort for little gain. But it will be hanging about on the shelf for quite a long time...

Maybe I'll go back to the jet-bike while I think about it...


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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Yu Jing Martial Arts Ninja






Always like pictures that tell a story

Great work! That terrain looks amazing.

   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Staggering work amigo. Top notch.

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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UK

That wall has been tagged within an inch of its life

It really has come together well but I have to say isn't strange how the wall has almost become the star of this

I was looking at the close up pics of the wall and the misses asked why are you looking at a crack den I said its a model she did not believe me at first till I proved it then she said that's good I said what a crack den
   
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ckig wrote:Always like pictures that tell a story

Great work! That terrain looks amazing.
Thanks ckig. A story of some kind is very important in a model, I feel.

inmygravenimage wrote:Staggering work amigo. Top notch.
Thanks Graven.

lone dirty dog wrote:That wall has been tagged within an inch of its life

It really has come together well but I have to say isn't strange how the wall has almost become the star of this
Walls have feelings too... They have ears, at least...

This was the kind of thing I was planning for the previous "walls and fences" competition. So it's fair that the wall and the crash get equal attention.
Without the wall, there is no crash.
Without the crash, there is no.... hole in the wall...

I was looking at the close up pics of the wall and the misses asked why are you looking at a crack den I said its a model she did not believe me at first till I proved it then she said that's good I said what a crack den
I'm glad that it is getting these reactions. It means that I've achieved what I set out to do; make something realistic. Thank you both.

Further to the competition there is a public community choice award, with the prize being one of those warm glows, and the voting thread is over here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/642603.page#7719692
Pop on over there and vote for your favourite. Doesn't have to be the "best", just the piece that you like the best. The more votes cast the better the result.

And now... back to something completely different...

...A man with 6 legs!
Wait...
No, he ran away.

Onwards with the jet-bike:
Shading and highlighting is now mostly done on the main colours.

There's a few bits I can see need attention in the photos, but progress.

I've painted the underside black as with any racing machine you only paint the parts that the public are going to see and you don't waste time/effort/weight on parts that are not going to be on show.


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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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Bikes looking awesome, and the wall is great as well. Your tagging skills have opened a possible new career for you

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions





UK

The jetbike looks great, the canopy design is well done!

   
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Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

That blue/white/yellow work well together!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Paint adds weight to the vehicle too. Color scheme is very "corporate'. It works very well.

And the diorama... just stunning. You certainly brought out the A+ game on this one.

   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Bike is looking pretty darn neat with the paint starting to hit

But I want to see this 6-legged man now, sounds right up my street

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imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
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Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Krazed Killa Kan





New York City

Hey, that bike looks quite spiffy with its more refined paint job.

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Orks-in-Progress, Finished Orks.
Terrain I'm making.
The Darion Sector War Campaign.
Into the Jaws of Hell 40k campaign.
I do commissions. If you are interested send me a PM and we can talk concepts and pricing. 
   
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Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard




Catskills in NYS

I'm loving the jetbike, it sort of looks like a design an actual mechanic would make.

Homosexuality is the #1 cause of gay marriage.
 kronk wrote:
Every pizza is a personal sized pizza if you try hard enough and believe in yourself.
 sebster wrote:
Yes, indeed. What a terrible piece of cultural imperialism it is for me to say that a country shouldn't murder its own citizens
 BaronIveagh wrote:
Basically they went from a carrot and stick to a smaller carrot and flanged mace.
 
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

It's got that sport bike feel!

 
   
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Mysterious Techpriest







I've posted up the result for the League comp if you're interested

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/330/629845.page (bottom of the page).

Bike is coming along fantastically, nice choice of colours, reminds me of a Nintendo game I play as a kid, I hear red ones go faster. Good to see you're on a roll.

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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Lovely work.

   
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You deserved your placing Doc. Congratulations. (I thought Cam was gonna give you a run for your money, and he did.)

But nonetheless. Grats!

My mostly terrain and Sons of Orar blog:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/568699.page#6349942
 whalemusic360 wrote:
Alph, I expect like 90 sets of orange/blue from you.
 
   
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Just a wordy update today. I should have an update on the biker tomorrow though.

Theophony wrote:Bikes looking awesome, and the wall is great as well. Your tagging skills have opened a possible new career for you
Thanks Theo. Good to see you pop in.

Calibanite Lion wrote:The jetbike looks great, the canopy design is well done!
Thanks Calibanite Lion. It was a bit tricky, but has worked out well.

shasolenzabi wrote:That blue/white/yellow work well together!
Indeed. Although I can't take credit for the scheme.

Red Harvest wrote:Paint adds weight to the vehicle too. Color scheme is very "corporate'. It works very well.

And the diorama... just stunning. You certainly brought out the A+ game on this one.
Thanks Red. Yes it does and that's why it's usually a really thin coat.
I don't know about racing cars, but I know that the Ferrari F40 was so focussed on weight saving that the paint was thin enough to see the carbon fibre weave though it.

Thanks on both. I'm always pushing to improve on each model.

monkeytroll wrote:Bike is looking pretty darn neat with the paint starting to hit
Thanks. The final layers on the yellow brought it all together.

But I want to see this 6-legged man now, sounds right up my street
I believe he's gone to visit the man with a tape recorder up his nose.

Warboss_Waaazag wrote:Hey, that bike looks quite spiffy with its more refined paint job.
Thanks. Many layers and far too subtle shading later...

Co'tor Shas wrote:I'm loving the jetbike, it sort of looks like a design an actual mechanic would make.
Thanks. Always good to hear that about my models.

Solar_lion wrote:It's got that sport bike feel!
And that's what I hoped. Thanks.

OneManNoodles wrote:...Bike is coming along fantastically, nice choice of colours, reminds me of a Nintendo game I play as a kid, I hear red ones go faster. Good to see you're on a roll.
Thanks OMN. Well it is based on a computer game, so it should. There will be red ones in the future to match.

insaniak wrote:Lovely work.
Thanks Insaniak. Welcome to my corner of DDakka.

Stormwall wrote:You deserved your placing Doc. Congratulations. (I thought Cam was gonna give you a run for your money, and he did.)

But nonetheless. Grats!
Thanks Stormwall. Yes, Cam's piece was a fantastic bit of work. It did have me worried.

And yes, for those of you not in the know, My UFO crash won the LoER terrain contest... And the public vote
I'm very pleased for the result as it was a lot of hard work and I tried a number of new things.

This means that I am now hosting the next round of the contest.
If you haven't seen it yet, I want you (yes, you) to build a piece of terrain from 2 non-model kit pieces of stuff...
Make something EXTRAORDINARY from something ORDINARY
The 14th round of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Contest
Go here:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/643658.page#7734224

Spread the word and join in.
Thanks.


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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Beyond the Beltway

Or the B-29 which looked pretty good unpainted, also the P-51 Mustang which just looked awesome My favorite plane from WWII.

Sig updated.


   
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Eastern edge

Where did the scheme of the Jet Bike come from Dr. H?

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Red Harvest wrote:Or the B-29 which looked pretty good unpainted, also the P-51 Mustang which just looked awesome My favorite plane from WWII.

Sig updated.

Shiny metal can look great on the right surface. Not so good for advertising though.

shasolenzabi wrote:Where did the scheme of the Jet Bike come from Dr. H?
The scheme and the design cues of my additions are based on a series of computer games called WipEout. This one in particular is the Feisar team.

I said I'd furnish you with an update today, so here we are:

The pilot is (mostly) painted and is now attached to the bike.
This is her backstory:
Spoiler:
The ship had been difficult to bring down. The pilot was highly skilled, with incredibly fast reflexes. The Scientist looked upon the craft as it avoided yet another attempt to disable it, and had now decided that the pilot alone was worth it's capture. He had been tracking the craft for weeks now and had made 4 attempts to capture it over the past few days.

The craft itself was clearly of Necron origin, but was... different... from the usual warships. It was sleek and fast, built for agility, not battle. The Scientist could have easily (well not so easily as it turned out) destroyed the craft, but he wanted it intact to study. It's design and the way it moved was reminiscent of blockade runners; able to outrun, rather than out-gun any foes. This meant that it must have some important cargo on board, and The Scientist was eager to study it. The craft would be a bonus, now outshone by the pilot.

The Scientist's own ship was no slouch when it came to interstellar travel. The technology installed on board allowed it to fold space and leap from one end of the Universe to the other in an instant, and even without using this capability it could sneak up, undetected, to any ship and would even be able to run rings around any of the major races' craft if it needed to. But this ship, slightly smaller than his own, had proven itself far more agile. Being of Necron origin, it likely didn't require the mass-stabilisers that The Scientist needed so that he (and any other squishy life-forms) weren't killed in the manoeuvres, and this absence could provide that extra bit of performance; he would need to study it to be sure though.

Now though, he had caught up with it. The ship had stopped off at a known Necron-controlled planet, dropped off a data packet of some kind, and was just about to resume it's journey when The Scientist's craft had speared the side of the ship with a large barbed spike (that he had spent the past 20 hours riveting to the front of his ship). He had then folded space back to his own planetary system. taking the speared craft, before any help could arrive from the Necrons of the planet. He then boarded the ship.

As suspected, there was no defence on board the ship. All the available space was taken up by the engines and flight-control technology. The Scientist would look over this at a later date, he was eager to meet the pilot. He found her, and it was definitely a "her" unusually for Necrons, towards the front of the ship in the middle of a spacious cockpit. Lights powered up as he entered to reveal a clean, uncluttered space. A bank of screens, displaying navigation, ship system information, etc. were situated opposite a throne of sorts.

Sat on the throne was a Necron, as individual as any of the high-level commanders. The basic frame of the body was largely the same as any other, but the panels that covered the frame were smooth and contoured into a feminine form. The harsh lines of the "standard" Necron were softened. the creamy-white surface looked soft to the touch. But between the panels and at the joints in particular there shone the familiar silvery Necron metal, and from the back of the head extended many and varied cables and wires; these plugged into the throne and obviously allowed greater and faster control of the ship. But there were also controls placed in reach of the hands and feet.

The pilot moved with a feminine grace as she stood up to address The Scientist. The cables came free of the throne and hung like long hair at her back. Her beautiful blue eyes sparkled as they caught the light.
"What is the meaning of this? You cannot stop the updates, I will be replaced." She said with an air of superiority.
"I'm not here to stop your updates, Madame. I'm here for you." Replied The Scientist.
"You will not find me so easy to capture." She said, taking up a unique fighting pose.
"Let this not get into such barbaric practices. I want you to join my cause. I am highly impressed with your skills and you would be a worthy addition. Here, catch." The Scientist tossed a small metallic sphere to the pilot.
She batted the sphere to one side with the back of her hand and said "Don't play games with me, I'll tear you limb from limb."
"Fine, fine. If that's the way you like to play" Said The Scientist, and drew a large revolver.
The pilot easily dodged the bullet from the crude gun and sprang at The Scientist, clearing the space between them in the blink of an eye. However, as soon as she impacted upon his body there was a faint "fop" noise and she awoke in a metal-walled room. The Scientist was sat opposite her.

"I'm so glad you decided to join us..." Said The Scientist "...and you want to ride one of my new racing bikes, good choice."
"Yes, logically that is where I would be of greatest use." She said, still with a slight air of superiority.

The sensation of the air flowing over her body and tugging at her hair was a thrill that she would never get tired of. The former racing bike she was riding could outperform any dedicated war-machine produced by any species, but was not as tough. That didn't really matter though, with her skills she could dodge most incoming fire as easily as she could fly though a forest, and she could fly though a forest.


And here's her on the bike:

The hair is not done yet.
I wanted her to have really pale "skin" and try and give it that warm and soft look that you might associate with a beautiful woman, but without using red/pink. There's a bit more white highlighting to do, but update is an update.

Remember to check out the LoER competition; http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/643658.page#7734224

Thanks


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 looks much cooler with the painted rider.

   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Looking great bud,




 
   
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Eastern edge

Ah so that is where the scheme i from.

Rider looking good so far too.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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UK

Shes a babe but the riders but ugly no looks awesome mate and the paint job is spot on, since you started doing this I want to build speeder bikes
   
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Thanks chaps.
Hopefully she's looking even cooler now that her hair is done?

I look forward to seeing what you make LDD, one day...

I've also done the sponsor graphics...


There's some touching up to do, possibly a few signs and then the bike will get a gloss coat (so it looks proper race-y), and the base needs painting.

Don't forget (and I will be mentioning this regularly) to check this out:


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

Looks like a genuine racer Dr H. Outstanding!

   
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UK

A jetbike racing Necron with mecha-dreads, I can die happy. Outstanding work, the sponsor graphics a very nice touch and add that extra level of detail you don't normally get! Excellent.

   
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That is so cool and unique.

My mostly terrain and Sons of Orar blog:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/568699.page#6349942
 whalemusic360 wrote:
Alph, I expect like 90 sets of orange/blue from you.
 
   
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Excellent mate, just excellent... An I-robot vibe going on with the paint job on the lady-cron...

   
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6 foot underwater

Nicely done!

She looks great, and the addition of the graphics is brilliant

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.

 
   
 
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