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Made in us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

 Littletower wrote:
@shasolenzabi: Thanks, and welcome. I enjoy the building or making of things, and using - as you put it - throw away materials gives it an extra twist. Problem is, you start seeing interesting or potentially useful shapes and pieces in everything, and stuff piles up much faster than it can be converted!


Well, as long as it is all cleaned and made good for converting while sitting in the pens for the work it inspires.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
Made in ar
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

@shasolenzabi: Indeed!

Went into a sort of cutting frenzy:



And something had to be glued before calling the day:



Thanks for stoping by.

 
   
Made in us
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Eastern edge

I wonder what that will become? Hmmmmmm.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

I too have no clue...
And also, I am more often in a cutting and glueing mood than in a painting one...

   
Made in us
Contagious Dreadnought of Nurgle





Williamsburg VA

Love the conversion work especially the cannon. Gotta admit i am mighty jealous of all the plasticard work and the level of detail. Really nice.


My hobby blog
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/350093.page#2499452 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

@sennacherib: Thanks. I must say, I just gave a quick look at your thread (Bookmarked by the way to go through at leisure later, with more time) and there's nothing you should be jealous off!

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to tease on what the build is supposed to be - I guess I just figured that, as I knew what it is, it'd be obvious from the first blurry pic onwards for anybody else -. Obviously, it isn't (And it's happened before to me too, and apparently I still don't get it!).

But, as it came out like that, I might as well let it be then.

Updates to follow later on, hope those would clarify the issue...

Cheers.

 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

So this is a case of forced teasing...you see something new each day

   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

@Viktor: Perhaps not forced, but accidental, or unintended, maybe? I have to admit, though, that it has been effective and drew your curiosity

Will post pictures as soon as possible and make amends, but meanwhile, it has to do with an attempt to recreate an old cardboard scenery set...

Cheers

 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Yup, quite effective, I am hooked, line hook and sinker

   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

Update (Less than expected, but advanced a bit nonetheless):



Starting to take some shape:



Thanks for reading.

 
   
Made in us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Looking interesting

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Erm...is that developing into a fortress?

   
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it called me decrepit






A gatehouse?

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in ar
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

@Victor: As close as it can get!

It is supposed to be an Imperial Bastion, based on the cardboard & bulkheads kit.

[Thumb - GW Imperial Bastion.jpg]
GW Imperial Bastion


 
   
Made in gb
Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

Sweet...... are you working off templates?

   
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By the foot of the Andes

@Viktor: When you brought up the fortress idea, I paid some more attention to the projected dimensions, and it appears it will actually be sized more like a stronghold than like the current bastion kit.

As it is coming along – and so far I’m trying to keep as true to the original as I can, without actually having one at hand for direct comparison – just the main center build is as wide as the plastic bastion, so it will probably end up being rather big when I add the side structures and sidewalks.

@dsteingass: Sorry I skipped your post, it appears yours came in while I was typing mine! It does look like the gatehouse section of a city wall, doesn’t it? It will have to be more self-standing than that (No room for a full sized wall!), but attention will be paid to the door/gate of the build as it is.

@Camkierhi: I am, handsomely provided by Hyenajoe (Along with a great set of WIP pics of his).

On the workbench right now, update to follow soon.

 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

oh yeah... the old carboard bastion...only slightly bigger... i once saw it on ebay...
brilliant idea...will there be defensive weaponry?

   
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By the foot of the Andes

@Viktor: I'm sorry, I guess it sounded a bit confusing, let me rephrase:

I'm (trying to) recreate the old cardboard & bulkhead Imperial Bastion, in it's actual dimensions, using the original cardboard parts as model for the plastic build.

What I meant is that the current plastic bastion kit is smaller than the old cardboard one (And thus, mine will be, of course, bigger then than the one sold today).

(As I said, just the central piece - the main tower, the highest reaching part - of the old model is almost as big as the complete new bastion, and the old one has, moreover, an outcropping coming out from each side, extending it further sideways).

As for the weaponry question - which is actually the important point of all of this, isn't it? - I'll give the stats of the fortification rules (oe access point at floor level, one/two firepoints per facing in each level, four emplaced heavy weapons, one on each facing, and battlements for the roof level, plus the possibility of adding a comms relay or a gun emplacement), for the - wierdest of cases - event of it actually being used in game.




 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

for the - wierdest of cases - event of it actually being used in game.


LOL...i know that all too well^^...sadly


   
Made in us
[DCM]
it called me decrepit






Remaking card terrain in 3D...after me own heart!

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

Progress update.









Scale Shot:



And weaponized:



Will start next with the simi-bulkhead sides ans supports.

C&C are always welcome.

Thanks for stoping by.

 
   
Made in gb
Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

Looking brilliant. Hope that's not your gun from comp piece!

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

It is...
The only point I see is that floors and walls are too thin still... Maybe with additiononal plating it will look more convincing...

   
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By the foot of the Andes

@Camkierhi: It is, but just because it was laying around on the workbench, it will go back to its own emplacement for the comp!

@Viktor: Come on, cut me some slack here, it's WH40K after all! Don't they look like one meter thick reinforced concrete to you?

Of course, you are right.

Bear in mind though that, when the rest of the walls and supports get added, only a few wall and platform's edges will remain visible - mainly the roof battlement and the side walkways -, and those will be strengthened/thickened to a more appropriated width.

Cheers

 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany



I had to play the devils advocate...someone has too

but I understand and look forward to your next update^^

   
Made in gb
Omnious Orc Shaman





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

That's a cool reimagining so far on the original (and best) bastion, looking forward to your progress here...


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By the foot of the Andes

@Viktor: I know, and I thank it. I go through other people's threads for learning, ideas and inspiration, and I post in mine for input and feedback, so ich danke Ihnen sehr für das, was Sie gesagt haben.

Even more, in this case I fully concur with your point of view and had planned to work into it as the build advanced.

@Ruglud: I couldn't agree more, the classic version layout is far more entertaining than the actual squared tower.

Glue is press-drying as I type, building up the edges as discussed above and adding more pieces.

Thanks for reading

 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Nicht doch so förmlich mein Freund^^.
How come you write such a flawless German?
The whole construction is steel based, right? So bound to have rivets,eh?

   
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By the foot of the Andes

Steroided up walls, battlements and walkways WIP:












@Viktor: I appreciate the compliment, but I seriously doubt its flawless, and certainly not fluent! Just basics and bits I picked up from here and there; probably the lack of proper schooling might explain the excessive formality (Which might, if I'd tried to keep on, be followed by an equally inadvertent piece of street slang!)

I guess it's supposed to be reinforced concrete and steel, yes, so at least the bulkheads, doors, battlements and walkways supports are going to need - a lot of - rivets.

 
   
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Eastern edge

That is looking very nice! this is a good piece of work!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
 
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