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Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







Was that an original German thing? I don't remember any stackable pods.

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Terranwing - w3;d1;l1
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Your work is excellent. I especially appreciate the symmetry of your panels. Clean lines and layering for detail are essential in projects like this to keep it from looking Orky. Your skill with a hobby knife is apparent and your creative eye for detail is inspiring. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.

I would like to share an idea for the patterned tape if you haven't done it already- apply a piece of the tape on a scrap piece of plastic and spray it with a matte clear coat spray. You may find the result is a subdued finish on the tape. If it isn't, a 2nd coat may achieve the result. Also, I'm not familiar with that tape and I'm interested in seeing what I could do with it. I'd really appreciate it if you'd share the company name.


 
   
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Thanks Skalk. Too kind. The multi storey buildings are still a bit rickety and not perfectly straight but I'm glad it's not looking orky.
The tape is called Washi tape and people appear to use it for making nice papercrafts. I haven't done anything with the tape as I'm still deep in building mode. However I really am running out of building materials so i will need to force myself to do some painting soon.

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So the Rhino chassis became this.





I found a Sentinel that became a Jekub Class walky forklift



And I scored a crate full of toddler construction toys



That work pretty nicely as horrendously over engineered walkways and platforms. Just need to sort out something to use as edge protection/handrails as it's a bit sparse just with the flat platform topping.







And finally got around to finishing off my modular pump building thingy with various magnetized trailing pipes






Phew. On the upside, yaaaay progress. On the downside I'm coming ever closer to the horror of the painting-ocalypse where all my hard work goes down the drain with a paint job I'm not 100% happy with... really need to get over this paint fear

Anyway, off to a wedding this weekend so the whole project will need to go on hold anyway.

C&C welcome as usual.









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NEAT! I've always been a fan of abandoned industrial vehicles in scenery. I usually go for 1/35 to 1/48 vehicles depending on how they scale up visually. I haven't ever used GW stuff foe it but now that I've seen yours I'm going to reconsider it.



I've noticed other bits of your project has similar items. In my experience that kind of plastic is too soft to hold paint well. I know there are spray paints available to bond paint to plastics like this but there's also the gluing issue. I've tried using cross stitch plastics, coffee can lids, kids toys, etc because the shape or design was cool but my end result was wasted time and another hunk of plastic went into the recycle bin.

The other challenge you have is to force the scale to perspective. Not just within the individual piece but also with the rest of your collection.

No disrespect intended at all. Your skill is readily displayed in your other projects, I'm just thinking you're going to have problems with your choice of materials.

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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Rhino is looking good,and so are the kid's toys. Nice find!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Thanks guys. Regarding the kids toys, yeah the scale will be off a bit, so it's a bit of an experiment just now. I'll try and bang some paint on the test pieces next week and see if they are worth keeping. The plastic they are made from is pretty hard and they are all scratched to hell from use so hopefully they will take the spray undercoat ok.

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Dangerous Skeleton Champion





Chicago Suburbs

It's one thing to have a desk area filled with parts and various bits , its another coming up with creative ways to combine them into meaningful terrain.

Nice job man, I am super jealous of the first stack, it would be a pleasure to roll some dice on it !

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Get it painted up though. It's a scientific fact that unpainted models die quicker than painted one's.
 
   
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Thanks Nettraper. Too kind.

Some more randomness for conversion. So as mentioned above I was at a wedding this weekend. Good fun. Instead of confetti the happy couple distributed bubble mixture in the following extremely usefully shaped container.



So I may have incited my son to "liberate" a few more discarded examples



And so tonight I whomped up the following scatter terrain with a few of them. They are not quite perfectly cylindrical, but i dont think the error is too noticeable. The package is a little too big to fit on my Powerlifter, but as I will never actually do that anyway again I should be able to hide the slight discrepancy.





Not quite sure what I'll use the bubble wands for yet. The plastic is a bit flexible for most uses. However the stopper bit is an interesting shape and could be pressed into service as electrical gubbinz or possibly a heatsink type thing. Time will tell.

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 Flinty wrote:

So I may have incited my son to "liberate" a few more discarded examples




That was the best laugh I've had this weekend. No doubt the little man was on a mission for daddy. My son can relate many similar stories.

 
   
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He got very excited, yes

In other news, the ladies were reporting that they were feeling the cold a bit. So rather than making them put on a jumper, it was way easier to make them a couple of industrial space heaters. Now they just need to worry about obtaining propane and/or propane accessories.

Nice quick builds that will hopefully add character and do a bit of sight line blocking.





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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Maryland, USA

That's actually pretty clever scatter terrain!

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Another way would be to simply slide the landraider sideways like a big slowed hovercraft full of eels. -pismakron
Sometimes a little murder is necessary in this hobby. -necrontyrOG

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Excellent built on the space heaters. You may want to consider plugging the center a half inch or so deep with a round gribbly bit like a tank wheel etc. It'll simulate the heating element. Unless of course you're going over the top and scratch building something for it, or have already figured out that it will look awesome "as is" on the table and not facing the scrutiny of a macro lens photograph.


 
   
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Thanks guys. I've basically been thinking about what other practical devices are used in industrial settings and seeing what similar things I can cobble together with the stuff I've got.

@Skalk - I was wondering about sticking something in the end based on the examples I found online. The thing is supposed to be a liquid or gas fuelled jet heater so i may stick a burner wand type thing in there but otherwise will keep it clear. My aim is to get stuff that looks pretty close rather than perfect replicas though, so I may not bother

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Clever idea. I once melted a bumper off of my patrol truck with one of those by accident.

I can't wait to see this table done and painted.

 
   
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Wow... so half way through February already... What the flippety flip happened to the time!?

Anyway. Through combination of birthday and awesome parents I got 2 sets of Munitorum Containers. Built one normally then my brain went a bit squiffy again.

What do the ladies need? They have heat, a wacky hi tech factory thingy and some vehicles to help them move stuff about. Probably quite a few ladies involved on the site. Seems like sweaty work, and possibly dangerous with all those chemicals being thrown about.

I'm sure the ladies would like to refresh themselves occasionally. So I built them a toilet and shower block from a converted container... of course I did...










A sneaky wee emergency shower on there as well. I will be practising my ISO standard symbols shortly

Comments and critique welcome as always.

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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

That's pretty inspiree; I love how you're bringing your table to life with all the real-life needs of your gang, that's a brilliant source of inspiration

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Upstate, New York

You should hang a towel on one of the rungs of the ladder.

Very nice looking work!

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Thanks guys.

Nevelon- great idea! Now to look up model fabric tutorials

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Maryland, USA

I'm with Khaine; those concessions to life may not matter much in battle, but when it's time to talk terrain and appreciate it, it just goes that much further in my mind.

Codex: Soyuzki - A fluffy guidebook to my Astra Militarum subfaction. Now version 0.6!
Another way would be to simply slide the landraider sideways like a big slowed hovercraft full of eels. -pismakron
Sometimes a little murder is necessary in this hobby. -necrontyrOG

Out-of-the-loop from November 2010 - November 2017 so please excuse my ignorance!
 
   
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Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







Indeed. Given that I currently have zero opportunity to actually play the games, I'm limping along.building terrain that is interesting.

I've been doing a bit of research online and have a few more container ideas to play with.

I have to.say that while the Munitorum Containers are lovely models and super easy to.put together, they are pretty much the least efficient way to pack cargo that I've seen for ages


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And here is container conversion no.2. Reasonably vanilla watch tower. I've been meaning to do one for ages and I'm now glad I held off so I could use the Munitorum container as a basis. Pretty sturdy, so the edging and support beams are more for show than actual utility. The overhang makes it a touch front heavy, hence the extra buttressed down the bottom. It was fine when just standing there but if it gets knocked it could fall I think SO I added a bit more stability.






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The shower and toilet block is great! Love the concept and the execution.

Take a look at what I've been painting and modelling: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/725222.page 
   
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Having a "home base" is an excellent idea. I made a home base for my Redemptionist gang back in the day, still have the original model I built. The base actually gave me inspiration as to how my gang should be built, and when we played a rescue or raid mission and I was the defender I brought my "home base" scenery out.

 
   
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Wow, great stuff. Very inspiring work.

   
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Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







Thanks guys.

@Skalk- indeed. Makes it a bit more personal and interesting. It's like the very awesome thread on objectives. Every object tells a story

So work is crazier than it has been for a long time so hobby time is limited right now. It's taken me a week to get another normal container done, and tonight some simple pallets for all the random stuff that comes along with the containers. Planning on a couple of pallets each of barrels and crates.







Based on thisas a template

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Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







Good grief... updates.

Work has still been frantic recently with 12 hour days the norm... blah. Oh well it provides funds to waste on bits of plastic and toys.

Having pretty much run out of things to build I've actually had to get out the fuzzy sticks! I haven't done any painting for about 2 years at this point, so easing myself back in with some simple terrain.

So it's gone from this


To this





Sure it's not going to win any prizes but I think it looks ok. Might hit the tubular supports with a dusting of orange for corrosion, but I might leave that to the next one that I have distressed with my dremel.

The barriers are from atenocitis workshop. I was trying to work out how to do railings simply and cheaply, but in the end splashed out on these pre coloured mdf jobs. I think they should do fine for my standard of painting.


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Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







So being ill I've got a bit more time compared to current work status. Huzzah.

So I've finished my space heater scatter terrain. The Ladies obviously have good connections with Down Hive Hire. Or they've nicked them



Also put together a couple of the Plascraft containers my dad got me for my birthday. I think they look really good and are super cheap at about £4 each. A bit flimsy, but what do you expect for the price.







They are currently the turntable drying so hopefully be able to do a quick paint Job on them tomorrow.

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My wonderful father has decided to lend me his full.airbrush kit.

As I have no idea what I'm doing I decided to start with something that is supposed look pretty wrecked. I am of course referring to dsteingass's fantastic rusted metal tutorial.

Remarkably easy to implement in a simple sense as I managed to.do it together with my 5 year old son. No real prescision required in the stages I've done so.far. let's see If I can pull the rust layering off as well.

Anyway. Basically, you paint the thing Brown. Add salt and then 2 decent layers that you bash the heck out of with a brush to get a marvellous scratched multi.layer effect. Check the link his stuff is amazing!

Anyway, my own poor interpretation below

Rusty and salted





Mid layer





Salt all.gone and top layer scratched about.



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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






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Fantastic stuff, so far.

   
 
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