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'Paranoia is a very comforting state of mind. If you think they're out to get you, it means you think you matter.

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Troutdale, Oregon

Great work man, I like the simple use of easy stuff you employ, inspirational. The paper in the building is great, how did you do that?

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That is ace work. My only criticism in your building work is that reinforced concrete buildings have an awful lot more reinforcing bars than you show. You could easily double the number of torn out bars without going overboard.

But thats probably just the engineer in me talking. Keep up the good work.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Flinty wrote:That is ace work. My only criticism in your building work is that reinforced concrete buildings have an awful lot more reinforcing bars than you show. You could easily double the number of torn out bars without going overboard.

But thats probably just the engineer in me talking. Keep up the good work.



Hey thanks for the input I will definately keep it in mind re: the reinforcing bars... again, I'm only getting back into it so I want any and all criticism/advice (but only if it's free). So please, by all means let me know...

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'Paranoia is a very comforting state of mind. If you think they're out to get you, it means you think you matter.

Gilbran Quail, Collected Essays
 
   
Made in ca
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Canada and Proud !

jabbakahut wrote:Great work man, I like the simple use of easy stuff you employ, inspirational. The paper in the building is great, how did you do that?


Are we talking about the little pieces of paper laying on the floor? If so... I cut little tiny pieces of paper... then soaked them in soya sauce.... (Didn’t give me the complete effect i wanted) so then I dry brushed them in brown... then dry brush in grey... before the dry brushing I took a lighter and carefully burnt the edges... I made a line using water so that the whole piece would not catch fire only, the edges.... I was thinking of taking a fine brush and trying to put some lines across to simulate writing but I'm not sure... what do guys/gals think?

As for the "simple use of easy stuff"... thanks for noticing...

Yeah, I much rather build my own things then buy them from GW..... I try and use some things/bits from GW to highlight/emphasize certain projects but sometimes it takes all the fun out of inventing ways to create what you want.... take the barrels I made for instance... sure I could go and buy them... but instead I took some plastic viles (used on the bottoms of roses to keep them fresh) then cut them to size... then wrapped thin tin wire around them to get those three rounded grooves that are on oil barrels... I crazy glued the wires to the plastic to hole it there as well as give it that smooth look. Then I cut some plastic from a coffee lid and glued that on... then primed and painted them... sure it took a while but it was late at night and I had the time.... and it cost me nothing..... (well a little bit of paint, but whose counting)...

Including than the price of paint... the foam board and glue I have spent under $50 for all the projects (give or take a bit on the cost of Walmart paints) I have listed (and this includes a 20 pound bag of sand). And for that $50 I am making/have made (1-board, 1-bunker, 1-large building, 1-fortification wall, 1-large factory, 1-munitions or storage depot, a whole lot of bits/barrels/2 different kinds of tank traps/home-made flocking/barrels/barbwire etc...) If you went to GW what could you get with a budget of $50 (<Canadian $) ?



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P.S. if you live in North America (or Canada as I do) now is the best time to buy the pink foam board... winter is over and summer is a coming so all hardware stores (home depot in particular) are selling the stuff off madd cheap... at mine I am getting huge flats for $10 each..... and all the free sawdust I want
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'Paranoia is a very comforting state of mind. If you think they're out to get you, it means you think you matter.

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Made in ca
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Canada and Proud !

Bunker done.....
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With the scrap paper, did you then just pva a couple coats over it after putting it on the model?

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Scotland

Great terrain, the WIP photos are excellent really inspiring/informative.

   
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jabbakahut wrote:With the scrap paper, did you then just pva a couple coats over it after putting it on the model?


I did use the PVA glue but only on the side facing down... I was not sure that if I used it to harded the face side up it would't make it glossy/shiny.... so I only glued the bottom face.



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BAM ! factory update...

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NEED ADVICE

Ok so I wanted to add some girders/roof beams within the factory... I'm just not sure what to use... popsicle sticks are too large and make it strange (off scale)... I only need to put thee so that you can still have room to move pieces within the factory... I just don't know what to use -I prefer plastics... but any advice would be great

Oh, and emphasis is placed on hose hold items... I'm trying to do projects on the cheap (ie: not going out and buying plastic card)....

Thanks Guys/Gals

P.S. I also wanted to make a grated walkway behind the small window slats at the front of the factory (on the inside) I have a whole bunch of mettle and plastic mesh/screen... any suggestions on what/how to make the walk ways? (sorry I'm lazy today and am in deficit of the energy required to invent some way of doing so....)
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'Paranoia is a very comforting state of mind. If you think they're out to get you, it means you think you matter.

Gilbran Quail, Collected Essays
 
   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

I would use plastic strut.



For a cheaper alternative, I've been using the left over edging from those cheap plastic poster frames-lots of interesting uses for those if you're creative. I would stay away from popcicle sticks unless you plan on cutting one in half and gluing it to the top and bottom of another to create an I-beam.

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Canada and Proud !

Thanks

Hey I like that setup.... are you posting the finished product on Dakka ?

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Alaska

Nice bunker! I'll have to try my hand at putting something like that together.

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Hey Guys/Gals I was also wandering how to go about making an imperial aquila to put on my factory. I wanted to put one over each door and make it seem as though make from stone... I don't have the time/patience to carve it (unless its easy) plus the pink stuff seems too delicate.... I see them on a lot of other models (the finished product , so I am unable to see how they are made). thanks for any/all help.... you guys/gals are great.
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'Paranoia is a very comforting state of mind. If you think they're out to get you, it means you think you matter.

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Alaska

I suggest printing it out on paper, and gluing it to either cardstock or plasticard before cutting it out. Alternatively, you could print it onto thick cardstock, and cut out the black portions delicately with a hobby knife and use it for a template for some spraypaint and just shoot it on there.

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lets see what the table looks like

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You could simplify the wings into a more one piece thing and then cut it so that there are still distinct long feathers, like the stuff that comes with the imperial vehicles

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And if you look in the corner of this pic from the same project, you'll see I cut the eagle from plastic card. This was somewhat complicated, I printed the eagle on clear projector paper, I then glued this to the plastic card. I then used an exacto to cut through the film and onto the plastic card, I didn't need to cut through both, just at least score the card so I knew where to cut. is there a simpler way to achieve the same result? Don't know.

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Here we go, just up loaded a better image.
And don't forget that you can click on it and zoom in if you like.

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Awesome thanks again jabbakahut, definately workable... I'm a try that. I found the best Girder type things too (I'll post piks later) they came from this large red plastic crate thing (not a milk crate, but similar plastic) which has the perfect grating... spent an hour cutting it though :( but I've got enough to do the factory and either make a bridge or some large construction crane.... or just more girders...

'Paranoia is a very comforting state of mind. If you think they're out to get you, it means you think you matter.

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'Paranoia is a very comforting state of mind. If you think they're out to get you, it means you think you matter.

Gilbran Quail, Collected Essays
 
   
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Utah

Death to Chaos

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Well I guess my topic is finally living upto its name ... I've been massively enjoying the summer weather and my (by proxy via my best friend) new cottage and all the lovely ladies in booty shorts that seem to have come with Still working onthe factory its mostely pieced together except the details etc... which will be added later. I'm thinking of using somthing else to texture my goop mix for I don't want all the buildings to have the gritness that comes with a sand based gooping. I was thinking 'plaster of paris' for a more cement type look? any suggestions? I usually use a mixture of white glue(PVA), 'no more nails', paint, a bit of clear silicone if needed and then sand (or in this case somthing else).

Oh and I solved that scafolding problem by using an old crate type thing which was already busted and could no be used... I really wanted to use somthing other than cardboard for the roofing because I wanted to use the cardboard to make industrial type doors that roll down... but keeping with my general theme of doing things or the cheap on free I had to give in

Oh and I don't think I'm going to put scafolding in the middle; although I already have one made up and painted it seems to get in the way when reaching... the roof I'm going to put on will be mostly detachable... I'm only trying to cut down on the clutter.
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'Paranoia is a very comforting state of mind. If you think they're out to get you, it means you think you matter.

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Troutdale, Oregon

I love the use of the milk crate, I think I'll have to go steal one. For the texture effect you're looking for; try using the spray textures you get for drywall touch up, I just tried using it the other day. You can make it orange peal or go with the complete knock down texture, and it was safe for foam.

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I am definately stealing a few of your ideas.

great looking terrain, keep it up!

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That is awesome.

Perfect for a smeltery...

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Ok so by now I'm probably killing it with the micro updates but hey... I'm a glutton for any kind of exposure and all your imput and suggestions have really helped me get beyond my second guessing -so thanks. Here is the nearly almost finished factory... the only issue I have is what to do about the roof. I put the panels on and there just seems to be something missing? maybe some cros beams? I'm not sure... but whatever it is I don't want it to block or prevent players from sticking their hands in -all roof panels are detachable. I'm thinking of just putting a block of pinkstuff at one end and maybe making some sort of ventilation or fan system... of just sticking up some faux-grating/venting and just leaving the rest (I guess this would be the lazy approach. I am also not sure exactly about the colours yet (guess that's my problem) for I really don't want every single building I make to be a depressing grey . after painting it the long term goal will be to base it and add something like a large boiler, and two areas in just after the main door that have platforms for tanks to be raised up fr undercarriage inspection (one of which will be perminantly raised). the front bay door that is half open will be painted and have some sort of large intustrial numbering (I may even make it 'opperational'). I'm also going to add hand rails to the little raised area and thow some of my homemdae barrels in there. guess that's about all -thanks for the imput, patience etc...
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A tip if you do another bunker. A bunkers Would never have straight flat walls. It is much more realistic to ave sloped walls on the bunker as this increases the amount of Armour that a shell must pass through.

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