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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
[DCM]
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
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





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!

   
 
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