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Made in us
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:
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With models for scale:
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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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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





USA

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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Preacher of the Emperor





Denver, CO, USA

Okay, another long hiatus... but this one has a really fun return post! I made a trip to California to help clean out the house I grew up in, and while I was there, I dropped in on an old Warhammer buddy... we picked up the game in the Rogue Trader / 2nd Ed. era and have been playing ever since. He found an old box of miniatures in his garage rafters that I had abandoned when I moved out to Colorado almost 20 years ago! I had long since written off those models assuming I'd sold them in a big lot along with a Guard army and a fantasy Dwarf army I got rid of years ago.

What treasures I found! A lot of these are from the late 80s and early 90s, and really are some of my favorite sculpts from back in the day. I cleaned the rat poop out of the box and repacked the models into bags for the flight home to Colorado.


When I got home, I dumped them out to see what I actually had... first up was the bag of metal models:


When I got them sorted, I found that I had lots of 40k Orks...


There's a bunch of Space Marines, including some in MkIII power armor, some early Terminators of the Space Hulk era, some Inquisitors, and the classic wolf-headed dude...


I found a really fabulous haul of classic metal Guardsmen, some of them so old they're technically "Imperial Army" or even "Adventures", "Pirates", and so on, AND the thing I'm most excited about, a bunch of Squats who somehow survived the Tyranid Hive Fleet that got the rest of them!


The dregs of the metal bag had a few oddities, including a very risque female servitor, most of an assassin, some hobgoblins and draconians and familiars, a Squat heavy weapons trike, and (I think) a complete Space Marine speeder.


Then I moved on to the plastic bag, which had a lot of the 2nd Edition starter box snap-fit monopose Marines, Orks, and Gretchin, some plastic Space Hulk Terminators, as well as some Rogue Trader "Imperial Space Marines" plastics (with a shocking amount of enamel paint). There were plenty of usable bits in there, though...

Some Rogue Trader Imperial Guard in pretty rough shape:


Including a squad of ten that I had mostly painted in a striking orange scheme... were they Penal Legion troops or X-Wing pilots?


Finally, a bunch of plastic Squats from the Rogue Trader "Space Dwarfs" box. Check out the one I modeled with two power fists!



   
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Cairo, Egypt

Congratulations, that's an impressive find!

I just did some old plastic guard and they are such a good kit. If you need parts Mad Robot makes an updated version that can provide arms, guns etc.

 
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Nice! Let the nostalgia flow!

   
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Sneaky Sniper Drone






Nice, what are your plans for them?
Would love to see them painted...

   
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Reading, Berks

Wow, that's a really nice haul! The old guard were really nice designs

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Now that's an update! What a great surprising retro haul.
   
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Nasty Nob





USA

Wow that's amazing to get those old models back after all these years. I'm enjoying looking at them.

   
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Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Yeah! Back to the CLASSICS!

--B.


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?
 
   
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Dipping With Wood Stain





Colorado, USA

Reunited and it feels so good.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Treasures in the attic.

CB

46 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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That lot will keep you busy for a while! I love the double power fist dude, classic!

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