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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

mate! was quite a bit quiet sadly...but man...150 pages...again... and always filled with awesomeness... onward to the next 150!


Automatically Appended Next Post:
and there i am hopping over to the 151 page...

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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

 Camkierhi wrote:
Thanks folks,

This lot is killing me, but can see a very tiny light.

But in other wonderful news check out this Article by our own inmygravenimage, so chuffed to get a mention.

Geeking Out

Update soon I promise.


Thanks for the mention yourself old son!

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 gb
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Well...been bit busy and life getting in the way and health messing me about, and struggling to think what I could reasonably post....

OK thanks Vik and Graven, much appreciated.

Going to do a little bit on working with styrene here, mainly how I manipulate the material into irregular shapes.

I was making a batch of old fashioned fire trucks. And so I needed to run off multiples of everything, many complex parts were molded and cast in resin, but some parts are just easier and more accurate to be made in sheet material.

The material I used for some of this was a bulkier styrene sheet at 3mm thickness.

So here are the bulkheads.

You can see I made a wedged shape for the floor and a sheet for the bulkhead itself, on the truck it has a curve to the top.

To achieve the curve I first made a former. (a piece of material that has the shape you need to form.) This has to be made taking into account your material thickness. in this case I used MDF.

The material is clamped in place.

Then we apply heat, for maost of this build I used a heat gun, but I also use a blowtorch (small kitchen variety) a lighter, and a candle. Dependant on the part needed.

These things get very hot, but for these parts you only require approx. 15 seconds of heat to be able to start manipulating.

Then firmly rolling around the bend and then holding in place for it to cool, maybe a minute.


Thinking ahead and doing things in batches is key in a project such as this. These took about 15 minutes to produce the 10 parts I needed. If I was setting up for each one separately it would take much more time.


Here is leaf spring production, needed 40 for this. These I can make easily down to 28mm scale now I have a bit of a system going. The former would need to be made but that does not take long. These ones are 100mm long. And yes when they are all one the vehicle they work just like the real thing.


Another part I needed was a "U" channel, this is the former for it.


And here you can see them, with the front wings and the former for them above.


The heat gun is a cheap £20 DIY store special. The only special equipement I used here are probably the brass clamps. They are not necessary, as you could use any clamp that would fit. But these I love, they are simply brilliant. I got mine Here

And here are a couple pics of the finished work.








Thank you for looking, normal service will resume very shortly after I clear up a bit.




 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

You Sir are a mad genius . Amazing work with these pieces, you have truly taken the Ford mass production line theory to a new level.

Hopefully you get a fireman’s hat out this at the very Least.

Please tell me you made a few extra to loot for your Orks.

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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 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

They look truly magnificent. Your leaf springs are most impressive.

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 us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Aberdeen City Fire Brigade... but not this Aberdeen, home to the US Army proving ground and formerly the home of the US Ordnance Museum.. which had some cool stuff.

Fire trucks are indeed magnificent, as 'Graven so eloquently put it. That line up is all kinds of serious fethin' cool. Makes my day to see something like that.

Cam, you do your best work when you are not doing 40k stuff. My humble opinion.

The brass clamps, yeah. I saw Dave had some and I had to get me some too. They are darned useful to have, and they just look classy, eh?

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Made in us
[DCM]
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Creating one firetruck was a work of art; building a fleet- all to the same high standard- approaches witchcraft. Transferring the techniques that worked for one and adapting them to work for many is a problem that industry tries to solve all the time, and you've cracked the code.

They look terrific; adding superlatives simply won't help.

Well done.


"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 us
Nasty Nob





USA

Wow amazing work on all the fire trucks Cam! Thanks for sharing your process of how you moved towards the mass production side of all those. It must have taken forever, but boy are they beautiful

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

It has been quite a while that you treated us with one of your excellent tutorials! you´ve been the cause...again... for me recently to get me a heat gun myself...which i haven´t used at all yet...

question tho...my heat gun came with two or three different muzzles...(i fully well know that your custom made former is the one you needed...so there is that...) i wonder if you have some of these on your own or that you had to make a former on your own because your gun came without any ...?


also...the trucks all together shiny and painted... that is a sight all on it´s own for sure!!! i hope you get handsomely paid for these...and that you feel proud about your work!!!! artisan is a term you can fully well call yourself with all due honour attached to that name!

   
Made in gb
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Sorry for silence folks life kicking the sh@£ out of me. Back soon I hope.




 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Big love old son.

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 hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Sorry to hear that Cam, I was hoping you were just too busy with commissions to post

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Take care brother, we need to find a solution to the “Life” stuff.

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 
   
Made in de
Battlefield Tourist






Nuremberg

No need to apologise. Life kicks us all in the balls sometimes.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Keeping you in my thoughts Cam. Hang in there.

   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

 Camkierhi wrote:
Sorry for silence folks life kicking the sh out of me. Back soon I hope.
It's okay to type in gak, Cam. The forum will *sanitize* it for you. Take the time, and help, you need, and when you're ready, give life a few kicks in return. Turn about is fair play after all. I suggest giving life a swift kick to the danglies, all things considered. Yes, it's fighting dirty, but when has life ever not fought dirty?

Rest, recuperate, and enjoy the well deserved accolades and satisfaction from completing the fire engines. Amazing stuff. Hell, that was well nigh a year's worth of work for almost anyone else, and you completed in it in how long?

Be well, my friend.

 
   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest






 Camkierhi wrote:
Sorry for silence folks life kicking the sh@£ out of me. Back soon I hope.

No need to apologise, i'll keep lurking regardless.
Some rest is well deserved judging by the pics you've posted - totally did not expect you to start batch production!

Trying to channel some of that Camkierhi-brand magic painting skill for a bunker and wishing the oni away from your domain, sir!

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..  
   
Made in gb
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you all for your wonderful thoughts.

Well folks, I am still buggered at the mo, internet is very limited, and a few other issues have cropped up, I have been working on a few projects but can't upload pics at mo.

Spoilered, only for the brave. Just want to make it a little clearer for some of my best friends here abouts.
Spoiler:

Finances have meant that we have lost internet for a while, hope to sort it later this week but I am really struggling with out it.
Life is very difficult. Depression kicking the living gak out of me. Can't go a week without wishing I was dead.
Brother has lost both legs to diabetes now, that was tough going, he managed to get one of these necrotic bugs that eat your flesh in his remaining leg, so they had to remove it in an emergency op, was touch and go for a bit. Couple long nights for that one.
My step dad, whom I love and cherish very much, has had a scare, he is in his 90's and they are working on the assumption that he is riddled with cancer, still awaiting tests. This one is hard as I am not able to be there, no way I can manage it. Not that I would be any good.

For about 6 months now, if I over do it, I have been having funny turns, you know chest pain, weak as a kitten, can't breath etc. 3 weeks ago I had one of these turns, and ended up a dribbling gakker for half an hour, and my beloved wife rang for an ambulance and I was blue lighted 50 miles into hospital with what appeared to be a heart attack, all the signs where there. Full on. But tests showed nothing going on! Weird! Had another one a few days ago. Hospital again. All the tests again show nothing wrong, in fact my heart and arteries are in great shape, strong as an ox and all clear. So it appears I am now having panic attacks, and my system goes full on shut down on me. The latest one a few days ago was really scary as I was driving at the time with my boys in the car. Now scared to drive. Can't concentrate, feel pretty bloody pathetic as there is really bugger all wrong with me. I really could have done with the heart being the real deal and just ending it all, but now I feel sad and pathetic and cheated.

So yeah life is gak. Without my modelling and the wonderful connection I have on here with you guys my life is really, really crap.

Sorry if this upsets anyone, really not my intent, I wanted to explain to everyone why I have gone silent. Please forgive me.


Back soon I hope, trying and thank you all again for your thoughts, you really have no idea how much they mean to me.




 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

PM sent your way brother. Know we are all here for you and yours.

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 
   
Made in us
Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

PM sent.

--Brian


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






What Theo said. Dakka's got your back.
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Big love you fantastic bastard. Thinking of you and yours, manly man hugs

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 gb
[DCM]
Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Keep looking after yourself. Try to talk to those you love but if you can't, then my recommendation is at least talk to a stranger. I spoke to the Samaritans a few times about 6 or 7 years ago and found it really helped. You can talk to them on the phone or in person, and you don't have to say anything you don't want to. And you don't have to be on the very edge, or anything. You can basically talk to them any time you think you really, really need it. I wasn't suicidal each time I spoke to them, but I was not always that far from it. It gave me the extra strength I needed to keep pushing through the gak each time.

It is one option, anyway.

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Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
My blog - over 20 pages of Badab War, Eldar and other assorted projects 
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

PM sent. I'm here with everyone else. And I'm certain more of us are on the way.

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

PM sent.

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






PM sent. Non carborundum illegitimi

"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
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you all. Truly touched folks. Love you guys.

Internet has been restored. Thus I will have some pics up later just to show that I am alive, and hopefully brighten things up here. Off to try and catch up on some of you guys, hope you have been busy.




 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's good to hear Cam. Can't wait!

   
Made in us
Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot





Arizona

 Camkierhi wrote:
Thank you all. Truly touched folks. Love you guys.

Internet has been restored. Thus I will have some pics up later just to show that I am alive, and hopefully brighten things up here. Off to try and catch up on some of you guys, hope you have been busy.


Hope everything keeps looking up Cam.

A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. - Maxim 12 - The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

Check out my painting and modeling blog here! Currently I'm working on getting my painting set up... set up. 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Fire trucks look ace Cam! Hoping life gets easier too.
Keep up the hobbying stuff I know it helps me.
   
 
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