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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







 Dr H wrote:
 Casey's Law wrote:
First person to get the three main elements gets... eh, something?
Spoiler:
What, you mean the Statue (which I look forward to seeing what you do), the bunker and the building that may be some kind of over- or under-ground shelter like thing...?
That's all in your sketch.

What's the goo you're using there?
Not quite but not a million miles away. Only one guess each btw!

That's just toilet roll and watered down PVA glue, easy to lay your hands on and easy to work with, perfect for this competition.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Ahh, fair enough. Does the job, and would be thrown away by most people (although it would likely be "soiled" by then ).


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







Haha, yeh it's more of a repurposing than recycling! That'd be so very wrong!

I'm not sure what to give the person who gets my question right, any thoughts? Maybe some control over what my next picture update will be or what project I'll update next? Meh, not sure...

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Made in es
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

I saw it as some kind of some summoning circle, though clearly I am mistaken

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
Fixture of Dakka







Much more universal, matey. Interesting that there was so much Eldar/magic talk though, it must have been the stepped layers of card or something.

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

the recent pic now has me totaly into the blue... i have no idea what this will turn into...


   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







Haha, I love the chaos and confusion! Doesn't look like anyone's going to get it so I'll reveal that the 3 main terrain elements are... A house/building, a blast crater annnd a barricade!

The idea is that this stuff is all pretty standard and won't look out of place in any setting. I'm designing it around the idea that a civilian resistance are 'making do' with what they have available to them to set up a defensive position outside an important building. The building might be a HQ or they might just be using it for covered passage to another area. This means that this is also a perfect objective if you want to use it like that.

So the story reflects the purpose of building the piece as well which I really like. I'm calling it 'Make Do and Mend' which was a British WWII propaganda slogan. I admit that this is a very WWII inspired piece, I'm taking leads from Band of Brothers and Enemy on the Gate, but my main focus is that this should fit into absolutely any universe.

I'm quite busy right now but I'll try and get together some kind of image update for you before the day is out. Any requests?

   
Made in us
Battleship Captain






 Casey's Law wrote:
Haha, I love the chaos and confusion! Doesn't look like anyone's going to get it so I'll reveal that the 3 main terrain elements are... A house/building, a blast crater annnd a barricade!

The idea is that this stuff is all pretty standard and won't look out of place in any setting. I'm designing it around the idea that a civilian resistance are 'making do' with what they have available to them to set up a defensive position outside an important building. The building might be a HQ or they might just be using it for covered passage to another area. This means that this is also a perfect objective if you want to use it like that.

So the story reflects the purpose of building the piece as well which I really like. I'm calling it 'Make Do and Mend' which was a British WWII propaganda slogan. I admit that this is a very WWII inspired piece, I'm taking leads from Band of Brothers and Enemy on the Gate, but my main focus is that this should fit into absolutely any universe.

I'm quite busy right now but I'll try and get together some kind of image update for you before the day is out. Any requests?


I will take a ruined flag on a pole to represent da resistance!
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







It's definitely something I'm considering if I have time. The place I want to put a flag isn't in the current design but I might try and add it in if I can get the rest finished in the next day or two. Did someone say sniper nest in the belfry?

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Casey, really excited to see what you pull off!

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
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







So is it getting a statue, or have plans changed?
Also, are you going to build a belfry?

I too am excited by the antisi...

















...











...pation.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







Sorry about my absence, just having one of those weeks, well, months. Couldn't even get into my competition entry so i'm a bit behind but determined to finish it now. At least when I'm carving planks of wood I can induldge in a little bit of that hobby zen and relax.
inmygravenimage wrote:Casey, really excited to see what you pull off!
That's none of your business!
Dr H wrote:So is it getting a statue, or have plans changed?
Also, are you going to build a belfry?
I too am excited by the antisi ...pation.
Haha, I'm glad! Well the 'statue' might be a bit of a red herring, ''plinth' is more accurate. I may be behind but who am I to deny a man a belfry? ...Well, how about a clocktower?

Another visual teaser to tide you over:

Thanks for bearing with me!

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Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice. Liking the structural work.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







Every piece of wood individually textured on both sides and then covered up completely at the next stage. I must be mental!

It's a first class ticket to hobby nirvana though.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Ha ha. Yeah, there's nothing like the feeling you get when building things that will never see the light of day, but you know that they are there. Keep at it.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in us
Battleship Captain






Dat wood!
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







Thanks guys! It's no sprue wood but if you'd like to see a tutorial I'd be happy to knock one together.

Got another little droplet of water for the desert that is my blog!

It's a few of the cut outs for the building. There are boards to cover the building frame and sheets to simulate plaster and roughcast. There are also some floorboards which are thinner versions of the planks I made for the frame.

Take care!

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Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

I see what you mean about the cardboard now casey. Nice work.

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

i lurk.... i lurk continuisly for i hope... i hope of not being continuisly teased....ach.... such malady!!!!

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







A tutorial "wood" be cool when you have a chance.

Remember, time is a-ticking. You still have to get paint on this
Look forward to seeing it complete.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







weetyskemian44 wrote:I see what you mean about the cardboard now casey. Nice work.
Thanks weets! It's a material I had overlooked until now but it's actually perfect for so many jobs and can stand in for plasticard really well. This thing fell almost 2 foot and just two loosely attached planks came off from the outer edge, it's solid stuff.
Viktor von Domm wrote:i lurk.... i lurk continuisly for i hope... i hope of not being continuisly teased....ach.... such malady!!!!
Not much longer!
Dr H wrote:A tutorial "wood" be cool when you have a chance.
Remember, time is a-ticking. You still have to get paint on this
Look forward to seeing it complete.
Hah! I'll put together a full tutorial when I'm done, I've being taking pictures for it as I go. I'll make sure I cover the wood technique.

Your "time is a-ticking" comment will be funnier when I show the finished piece. It's also very true though, I'm really behind my original target but I'm certain I'll be finished in time. It's possibly another lesson for me in time management, something I'll remember in time for the next competition I enter. I strongly doubt I'll manage Panda and Ruglud's comp now but if I finish early I might slap something together at the last minute.

Things are moving at a brilliant pace today! Could be painting tomorrow! But what's this?


Thanks for looking!

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Cool. Good to see you progressing well.

Assuming that's the right way up, that's a nice wooden floor you have there.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

so... time... time seems a central item in that piece?.... have you made a ruined clocktower then?...


   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







Dr H wrote:Cool. Good to see you progressing well.
Assuming that's the right way up, that's a nice wooden floor you have there.
Thanks, matey! And some carpet on the other side of the wall!
Viktor von Domm wrote:so... time... time seems a central item in that piece?.... have you made a ruined clocktower then?...
Indeed I have, sir! But more than that... I'll reveal that secret tomorrow!

Right the cheap superglue fumes are effing me up now, time for bed gents! I've also discovered that the pva/water/tissue combo has contracted up with enough strength to bend the base. It's actually quite a big change but It's something I'm confident I can fix during the last phase anyway so it's all good.

Night!

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Ahh, carpet. I did wonder what that was, makes sense now.

Ooo secrets within secrets... If it's a working clock I'll give you many internets... Hoping for much detail though.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







A working clock? Could be!

...It is.

The clock took a lot of work actually, much more than expected. Gluing down the last of the stuff and priming will have to wait until tomorrow now. That gives me 2+ days to paint which is enough as I have no plans, I can throw all of my time at it.

Thanks for your time!

Time, get it?

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







...It is.


Awesome. Have many internets good sir.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Presuming I'm looking ast the sneak peek pics, I'm liking the cut away / ruined effect very much... And a working clock tower, that's a great idea...

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

it is not an actual working clock, now is it? but if you had kept the dial to be turnable it would have made a great looking device to tell which turn it is...

and good looking clock it is, by the way

I hope you can cope with the warping...that is always a very bad thing to happen...

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







Thanks for commenting guys! I'm beavering away and almost ready to paint.
Dr H wrote:Awesome. Have many internets good sir.
Ruglud wrote:Presuming I'm looking ast the sneak peek pics, I'm liking the cut away / ruined effect very much... And a working clock tower, that's a great idea...
Viktor von Domm wrote:it is not an actual working clock, now is it? but if you had kept the dial to be turnable it would have made a great looking device to tell which turn it is...
and good looking clock it is, by the way
I hope you can cope with the warping...that is always a very bad thing to happen...

It is indeed a working clock. In the theme of the competition I recycled the innards of a watch that was destined for the bin. I'd take a video for proof but the second hand has been removed, since most clock towers don't have them, which obviously makes it difficult to tell it's working in a short space of time.
Now I'm off to tidy up the cut off side so it's all smooth for display.

   
 
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