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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Hi all,

I'm starting this blog to hopefully spur me on to completing some projects. I'm going to focus on making terrain and working on my first minis for Infinity. Hopefully I'll be able to get time to work on some other terrain projects and minis. Especially with Malifaux 2nd edition coming out soon.

I've been wanting to make some city terrain ever since hearing how popular Infinity is becoming. So for my birthday this year I got a nice foam cutter.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017NS8H6



The Proxxon 37080 Hot Wire Cutter THERMOCUT is pretty nice. You can adjust the temperature of the wire and adjust the angle along the top arm. There's no markings on the top bar, so you have to be careful when setting the angle. For example I accidently cut a bunch of pieces that were slightly off because the wire wasn't set to exactly 90 degrees.



Anyway, so I printed out a template I created in Inkscape (free vector drawing program) and used it to cut out a piece of 2" foam. Next I turned the foam piece on the side and cut it into 0.25" slices which I used to make the below building. It's a little rough, but I at least knew my idea would work.



To make my cuts cleaner I borrowed some of my kids' Duplo blocks and made a fence and my cuts have been MUCH smoother ever since.



I've been sketching out a bunch of other ideas too, but they're starting to take shape and I hope to have a nice city I can bring to my local store and get some games in. The building are coming along nicely, but I just hope I don't screw them up when it comes to painting. Any tips or advice would be awesome.





Also, this weekend I picked up my first two boxes of models for Infinity, so I'll be able to play 200 point games one I get them assembled. I also hope to get a model ready for the painting challenge, but we'll see how busy the month is.

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Made in gb
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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Love the foam terrain - looks interesting

Good luck getting everything painted up

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







The terrain looks great so far! You've shown the quality that can be achieved without breaking the bank. I'm looking forward to seeing you get some paint down, on the miniatures or terrain.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






A little update.

Supply drop



I picked up a 1" hole punch so I could start making my own counters for games like Infinity and Malifaux. Luckily it was on sale at Michaels so it was only $6. After seeing Theophony using cork to simulate beat-up concrete I had the idea that it might work well for asphalt roads too. I found a 18"x 48" roll of thin cork that was self adhesive and picked it up from Michaels too. Using their 40% coupon they always have on-line it came to $7.19.

I cut out a 16"x4" piece of the cork and spray painted it black. Then I stuck it on a 0.75" thick piece of foam so that it will be sunken compared to my street blocks which will be 1" thick. I need to paint the sides black eventually, but I like the effect.



and here's a close-up of the detail



I also got a few minis from my Ariadna starter set for Infinity assembled and primed.



I went with a gray primer to speed up painting as I'll just keep the pants and coat that color.



   
Made in gb
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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Good use of rolled cork there!

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Great job on the foam board bbb. The pieces are coming out crisp and clean. They very much fit the infinity image that I have in my head. Will keep track of your progress.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






So, no posts for a while since I was working on an entry for the painting competion. Voting is now live so head on over. Once the competion is over I'll post some more pics. I didn't have much hobby time to work on anything else, so I'm looking forward to getting back to more progress on other figures and terrain.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537266.page
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






No updates for a while due to that painting competition and life stuff, but I figured I should post up my entry to the blog.

I've gotten all the other models assembled with the exception of one Briscard due to having a miscast head. Once I contact Corvus Belli hopefully it won't take too much longer to get the replacement part.

So far out of my 10 models I've purchased for Infinity, one is complete (the below Para-Commando), 5 are assembled, primed and the basecoats started, 3 are assembled, and the last one is just pending that head. I'll try to post a WIP shot soon.

As far as the competition goes, my fourth from last finish just gives me a lot of room to improve

   
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here's the updated group picture for all the work in progress minis.

   
Made in us
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Haven't updated for a bit, but I've been plugging away at things. My kids have been sleeping better and I just started watching Breaking Bad, so I've had more time to work on things.

Here's a pic of my work area right now.



I've gotten six of my ten Ariadna models painted so far. The paint jobs aren't the best, but I'm happy to at least have the models finished to a playable state. I've decided to focus more on getting minis painted than getting them painted to an awesome standard.



The remaining four are underway. The replacement for the miscast Briscard head came in, so I have to put him together and prime.



With Malifaux 2nd edtion out now I've gotten that bug again and have been working on finishing up some models that have been almost there for a while. I'm hoping to get back to my local store and get some games in in the near future.



   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Haven't updated for a while, but still doing some stuff.

Been working on some terrain. Nothing finished yet, but some are getting close.

Here's a ruined supply building.



Shot with some minis for scale.


Shots with some paint.



A little more finished and with some walls I'm working on too.




Here are some rocky crags I'm working on too.





Still need to work on making a game board and some forest templates, but I'm making everything with Malifaux in mind, so all the crags/hills are in 1 inch increments. The stone walls are also 1 inch high.

I wrapped up some minis too. Nothing special, but at least they're ready for the tabletop.



Still have to take pics of a few more models I finished, but here's what's on my work bench right now.

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Two more Malifaux minis done and photographed.




I stopped in my FLGS (http://www.showcasecomicsandgames.net/) yesterday to pick up a Battlefoam Shield Bag since I have 10-15 GW cases, so I didn't need new foam, but I was sick of trying to make those hard plastic cases be efficient. Since I want to work on playing Malifaux, Infinity and Warmachine I think I'll be able to make that work with the Shield Bag. Really happy with it so far.



While there I saw a couple of guys playing Infinity and that got the urge going to work on those buildings again. So after playing around a little I knocked these out this morning. Next I need to see if I can paint them up nicely.






   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Some more building progress.





This one is just basically some shapes I slapped together. I actually put some paint on it, but I need to figure out how to make it look more buildingy.




Here's a group shot.



And here's the start of a new idea that I'm thinking about calling Foamcromunda...





   
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Mechanized Halqa






I like the bunker thingy with paint, and the last building, they look promising And did you make the regular buildings modular? They look easy to use aswell

   
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They're kind of modular. I've been trying to make a design that I can cut out and assemble quickly without needing to do a lot of gluing in order for it to stand up. I haven't quite cracked it yet, but I keep trying new ideas. The main issue I've had is hiding the seams.
   
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Baltimore

Man you are really knocking those foam buildings out. I would love to be able to have you around the block so I could feed you foam and I could just paint the hell outta everything. I've been wanting to make some cheap quick terrain for use at my friend's place, and I think investing in one of those hot wire foam cutter tablethingies looks like an excellent place to start.

And your models look good too! That's a good setup for an Ariadna force for sure.

I'm gonna DL Printscape when I get a chance, but I am not the best at that sort of thing, but I'll give it a shot and see what happens.

Also going to see if I can get my buddies to chip in for the foamcutter.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Thanks!

Working with the foamcutter can be a bit fiddly at times. Slow and steady is the key. If you take a look at the first building I did in my first post it looks really wobbly and uneven because I was working on testing out my idea. After I made my Duplo fence everything is much more smooth, but the slightest wobble when cutting will show up, so be careful. The other thing that can get annoying is you have to keep checking to make sure your wire is perpendicular. If I get the time (not likely) I have some modifications I'd like to make to the machine or build my own, but for $100 I cannot complain about it.

Since you're in Baltimore and this stuff is light I could send you a few things if you wanted to cover shipping. I'm looking to get some feedback from people who are actually playing infinity. Send me a PM if you're interested.


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Also, what is Printscape?

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Progress on Foamcromunda (or Necrofoamda...haven't settled on a name yet) continues!





   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






ARISE! ARISE!

Well, it's been a year since I updated this and I've been SLOWLY tinkering with things. Here's some buildings and cardstock containers I was working on for Infinity. Nothing's finished yet, but maybe I'll get there sometime.







Here's a bunker I'm working on. It's being made with scraps of foam I had lying around so I'll build up the rocky texture around the blocky center part.



I've also been working on Khador for Warmachine. Originally I was planning on going to my FLGS to play regularly, but got involved with a church event that was on the same nights, but that wraps up in 2-3 weeks so hopefully I'll get back there and FINALLY get back to playing something.



   
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Arise, thread. Arise!

I haven't updated this thing for a while, but here are two minis that I've recently completed.




   
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Wrapped up an old Empire Flagellant. I love the absurdity of this mini.



   
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Here's the current state of my workbench.



I have three other trolls in various stages that I've dug up and that I'm going to try to get to somewhat match the one I just completed. I feel a little intimidated by that, but if I just get started and focus on fishing instead of having perfect paint jobs then I should be okay.

Other than those guys I really want to finish up the Tzeentch champion on disc, but we'll see what my magpie nature does...
   
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Been working on some trolls that I've had in various states of progress over the years. The goal is to get them to match the one I recently finished.

The base coats have been finished and next I'll wash them and highlight.

At the start of the process after having just painted their bellies and ears.


Finished basecoat.
   
Made in us
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Been plugging away on a few things.

Trolls got an Agrax Earthshade wash and have since had most of the highlights done, but here's at least a shot of them after the wash.



Got the terrain bug again so I've been working on some hills.





After seeing this amazing thread on Terragenesis I wanted to give some ruin styled terrain a shot.



Finally have a cool supply drop to show. Picked up some Oldhammer Chaos Warriors in a trade recently and will hopefully paint some up soon.

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I really gotta get back to the trolls since they're almost done, but I've had a terrain itch that's needed scratching. Finished up that ruin/hill combo piece from the previous post.



   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Working on some more terrain.





Locally Guild Ball has really taken off, so I started into that.



I'm trying something different with these minis and priming black. Usually I prime with white, brown or a colored primer, but since it's been YEARS since I tried to paint on a black undercoat I figured I'd give it a shot. So far they are basecoated and I'm not going to try to do much beyond some simple highlights so I can just have a finished team.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Plugging away on terrain.



Trying to do some modular Frostgrave/Mordheim-esque stuff.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Wrapped up the modular Frostgrave terrain.















   
Made in gb
Massive Knarloc Rider





Exeter

That modular terrain idea is actually really cool! How does it all hold together? My only concern would be that it would all fall apart at the slight miscalculated nudge.

Check out my (new) blog at https://neonrust.home.blog
 
   
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The walls are the most problematic so far. Everything else is fine because they have large flat bottoms.
   
 
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