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Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

Great progress all! Gah, I've let the thread drop to the second page!

How is everyone doing on time? It looks like we've got about 3 weeks until the deadline....and seeing as how busy I got over the last week or so (and will be with family stuff over the holidays), I'm sure time is flying by. I am open to moving the deadline if that is the consensus...

I've realized my Shadespire terrain project was a bit ambitious, given 1) how busy I am 2) that I have yet to play a single game of Age of Sigmar, and 3) We're ramping up to do a local Necromunda campaign....I should dedicate my terrain building time to Necrumunda themed terrain. So, my next update will be some scratch-built, plasticard terrain based on one of the old 1995 cardstock+bulkead buildings.

Good luck, stay calm and Rivet on! Keep those updates coming!!!

   
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Huddersfield

I'm making decent progress but I'll be mostly away from my workshop from tomorrow till around 5th Jan, so I wouldn't argue with an extension to the deadline. Don't really mind either way though.
Really enjoying all the WIP updates on here! You guys are producing some very inspirational stuff.

   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





USA

@Fango, I've been super busy at work and sick a lot, so my progress has completely stopped for some time now. I like the idea of a time extension, even though I should have some time the next few days finally. I'm also totally cool with you switching over to a Necromunda project. I had never actually seen the shadespire boards when i first voted for it, I had no idea how crazy they would be to build. I'm looking forward to your build

   
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Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

I've been flat out with work and personal life so wouldn't mind an extension. I've literally just got my materials ready to go during the week. I've today and tomorrow free before heading back to the creators for christmas so hope to get the main bits done before that.

Materials:

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

you certainly got the "right hand" for this project...it seems...

   
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Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

Ok, I will extend the deadline to Feb 1st.

Here is my start on the Tower platform terrain piece. I’ve used the door from the new Sector Mechanicus cylinder tank thingy...because it looks cool and because it will give it something to tie it aesthetically to the modern terrain...










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Screamin' Stormboy





New Zealand

I've finished the blue layer

I'm going to put in the original facility wall markings before I do the concrete chipping.
so if anybody has a pop culture reference suggestion for facility signage that would be greatly appreciated.
Focus is on reference numbers, locations and instructional signage

 
   
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Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

@Z-Ray I'm blue da be dee ba da bai! Can't wait to see the finished product.

@Fango that tower looks great! Did you just score that plasticard? Whatever, those lines need to be glowing. A proper wizards(dominus') tower glowing with the power of magic(the one true omnissiah)! Amazing.

In my few days to my myself, I've managed to discern what I deem worthy of this competition and have henceforth constructed suchwise. There is an end goal I see in my head. I hope it to come to full fruition after a swift break for obligatory family gatherings.

The plan:


The Deterrent

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
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Kinebrach-Knobbling Xeno Interrogator





Huddersfield

Loving the blue @Z-Ray, and loving the massive hand @boundless08.

Here are a last couple of WIPs from me before I go away for the holidays, top deck needs more work but the rest is just about ready for a base coat.

Happy Christmas riveters!
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at the keyboard

Yeah I'm a bit at the panick omg how much time do we have left stage??

As for WIP I really haven't gotten more done though I do have a firmer concept in mind (that's work!)

   
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at the keyboard

finally getting something done

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/330/677182.page#9765985 (full update, on my blog)



And here's what it looks like at present.

   
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Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

Looking good! I've got a lot to catch up on this weekend. The Warden is away so I'll be locked up in the house cracking on with this whilst hoovering up the last remnants of the christmas wine!

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





USA

Looking good everyone! I've finally gotten back to working on some Hero Quest furniture. I hope to get more done this weekend and continue updating.


The fireplace so far, not just a base anymore.


One of the three sorceror's tables I'm planning to make, this one is meant to have a geomancer (earth wizard) theme, made of large chunks and slabs of rock.

   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

So what is the deadline here, might just knock something up.

   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





USA

@ Camkierhi: Hey Cam, the deadline is Feb. 1st, so not much time, but it would be great if you joined in. The last contest I joined in with less time left than this if I remember correctly

A little more progress (sorry all the white materials makes everything hard to see):

Started on the second sorceror's table, the one that is supposed to look most like the original, also added a candle to the wizard podium.


From the top molded piece I built a brick lower half of the tomb, still quite WIP, I will be adding some details.


Finished the brickwork for the fireplace, now to make all the little do-dads

   
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Left Coast

Looking good everyone!

Apologies for not updating sooner, I was working from home this last week while watching all three of my kids... Needless to say, I've been a bit preoccupied!


Deadline is Feb 1st, so you guys all still have a little under 3 weeks left.

I haven't made much progress on my own build, but did manage to get all of my Necromunda: Underhive box contents cleaned, assembled, and primered....as well as a zenithal airbrush job on all of the gangers. I got in one partial game using the Gang War rules and about half of the pre-gen gangers from the Underhive box. Overall, the gameplay feels like the classic. We're going to start a Turf War next week that will run about 6 cycles to give the campaign mechanics a test run.

   
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Huddersfield

Well, my first piece is just about done except for the top platform... Starting to gather my junk for the next tile, though whether I'll get a second one done this month remains to be seen.

Any C&C welcome as always. How're you guys all getting on?
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Some fantastic work on display, scared me so much I fell down.

Think I will definitely not be competing in this round.

   
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Apollinaire- Regardless of where you place in this contest you've got an amazing piece of terrain and I'm hoping there's more to come. I really like what you've done here.

 
   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





USA

@ Apollinaire: Great piece you built there. I hope you do have time to build a second tile, I'd enjoy seeing another piece like that one.

On to my own progress: I built the third and final version of the sorceror's table for Hero Quest. This one is my favorite of the three.

The Sorceror's table: Necromancer edition


3/4 view of the front


3/4 view of the back


The whole family, all four sorceror's tables, the original and the three new ones I made.

I am wondering if I should cut the skeleton arm holding the scythe off of the table and try to attach it to one of the skeletons that make up the base. Any opinions?

   
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USA

I continued working last night after posting and a bit this morning too.


Two new trestle tables. I wanted them to be bigger than the original Hero Quest tables, but I may have gone a little too far.


A shot showing the bracing underneath


A side view of the tables


I added two swords on the side of thesarcophagus. The blade is a lengthened version of the sword from the top of the sarcophagus, and the handle is cut apart candle sticks like the one on the Necromancer's table.

   
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Kinebrach-Knobbling Xeno Interrogator





Huddersfield

@Cam cheers mate, your plog here on Dakka was a real inspiration when I started getting back into the hobby last year, so thanks for that!

@Skalk 100% agree, I'm not so interested in the competition as the support and feedback, and I'm really pleased with what I've managed to bodge together - hopefully seeing it on the table for a game tomorrow, can't wait!

@Syro love your heroquest stuff, brings back some great memories and really well executed.

   
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at the keyboard

@Syro that's lookin awesome!!!

   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





USA

Apollinaire and Guildenstern, thanks so much! Knowing that people are enjoying my work really helps me push to get more done. Working on all this Hero Quest stuff is making me want to play badly. Hopefully when I finish all of it I'll be able to find some people to play using my new pieces.

I got a little more done, and I'm planning to make molds for mass production, but I'm having trouble deciding the best way to go about that. I use Alumalite Amazing Mold putty for molds, I don't have any of the pour-able stuff, nor any experience using it. I also have instamorph and I think it's called instamold, but haven't really been happy with results compared to the amazing mold putty. Any suggestions?

I made 5 book "masters" to make molds of. If it goes well they will populate my bookcases. They are a little big, but hopefully will be okay.

   
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Huddersfield

Well, first board is finally done (won't post my finished pics!) and made a start on my second... Someone remind me how long to the deadline?!! C&C very welcome, not as clear where I'm going with this one just yet.
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at the keyboard

@Apollinaire - imo - I'd add a ladder to the tower part, maybe some hand rails to the long stretch walkway bit. More rivets, cuz. But all I can think of off top of my head.

   
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Huddersfield

 Guildenstern wrote:
@Apollinaire - imo - I'd add a ladder to the tower part, maybe some hand rails to the long stretch walkway bit. More rivets, cuz. But all I can think of off top of my head.


Thanks Guildenstern. Definitely lots moar rivets to go on!!! And ladders to make it fully playable. I like the railings idea very much. Just feel like I need something more to tie it back to the feel of the original card terrain, as with the platform shape of my first board.

   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





USA

@Apollinaire, looking good! I fully agree on the ladders and railing suggestion. I don't know much about the original card terrain for Necromunda, never got to play unfortunately, but I'm thinking maybe some more walkways to cause models to be able to travel up your piece in a sort of spiraling circle. Right now the raised areas are shaped kind of like a "C". Either that of maybe build a second smaller tower near that red part of the piece near the bottom in the pics. These are only suggestions of course, it's important to follow you artistic vision.

   
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USA

This weekend proved much more busy than I expected, but I still got some work done.


Stretching racks. The second hand Hero Quest I bought off of Ebay is missing most of the small pieces like: every skull, rat, candle, and the arms to the stretching rack. While I was building a new one I made arms for the old one too. I'm planning to paint the arms on the old one brown to match better. Maybe use some oil, stain, or a wash on the new one.

   
 
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