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Preacher of the Emperor

Denver, CO, USA

Here's my finished LoER Terrain Contest entry. It's in an odd category... not an in-game piece, but more of a diorama and utility shelf. Is the crumbling cliff-side trail the dangerous terrain, or is it the surface of my workbench, where models have been crushed in the past? Either way they'll be safe now that they have a nice wall-mounted perch. Here's a good variety of photos, some with models for scale only.

Overall I'm very happy with the aesthetic outcome... I like the color scheme, the drybrush and ink, the tufts, the overall build, etc. The pillars and skylight were both really fun. I enjoyed trying to use paint to blend a bas-relief rock band with a flat piece of backing, although I don't knw that I managed it. The skylight is really fun to play with when it comes to lighting and photos. The only bummer is that the whole piece is too shallow... I misjudged how much depth would be used up by texture and detail, and it's hard to squeeze 32s onto the bottom shelf. It will still get good use, and it was a great way to break in the Proxxon foam cutting table.

Other angles, close-up details:

With models for scale:

Mounted on the wall:

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge

Upstate, New York

That is very cool looking. Well done!

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Charging Dragon Prince

That’s a great looking piece MacPhail, hopefully looking at that whilst painting will spur you on and provide inspiration!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
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Nasty Nob


Looks cool Mac congratulations on finishing.

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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot

The more you look, the more detail comes out- massive effort put into this! The colors put me in mind of Bryce Canyon- adds some pinnacles on top for 'hoodoos' and you're completely there. The wash of colors is perfect.

I particularly like the shot with the one Sister directly under the skylight- talk about a natural cathedral- I voted that one up separately.

Outstanding effort and an excellent break-in of your foam cutting tools.

"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

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Amazing work, that finished piece is beautiful! Love the skylight shot, really cool pic. The tufts really bring this piece to life.
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Preacher of the Emperor

Denver, CO, USA

Wow, thanks y'all! It wound up being more work than I'd imagined, so I'm glad the impact is good. As I move forward with foam crafting, I need to find ways to be more efficient and corners to cut. Hopefully I can get to the point where designing, cutting, assembling, detailing, and painting can go down quickly one after the other, allowing me to crank out tabletop-quality pieces for friends without giving up on painting my own armies.

Meer_Cat, I was definitely thinking of Utah in general and Bryce in particular, Moab, Arches, and the San Rafael Swell when I chose the colors. I wish I'd gone easy on the yellow and stick to reds and browns, but that was part of my purpose, to see how different tones looked when weathered.

Thanks again for the accolades... I'm flattered!

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Dipping With Wood Stain

Colorado, USA

That thing is so sweet. The skylight archways create such a dramatic light effect.
Well done.

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Preacher of the Emperor

Denver, CO, USA

Thanks man! That skylight photo was with a random headlamp from my toolbox. I might try to get a small lamp with colored lenses to mess around with. I could probably use a better camera too...

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