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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

That's a lot of work bob, whole thing will be epic when done. As Ruglud says, truly wonderful to see interesting ideas coming through. Very interested in that cherub too.




 
   
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 Camkierhi wrote:
That's a lot of work bob, whole thing will be epic when done. As Ruglud says, truly wonderful to see interesting ideas coming through. Very interested in that cherub too.


thanks, long way to go
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Nice to see continued action on this thread, keep up the good work everyone!

@Skalk: Glad to hear you've been feeling inspired, that does so much to move a project along in my opinion.

@Cam: I've been seeing really impressive progress on your blog for this comp.

@Bobbuilder: Good luck, it can feel overwhelming at times, but hopefully you can keep up that really impressive pace.

   
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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit





Worle, UK

Well the "Cherub Gun emplacement" is coming along. Slight hickup with my Airbrush, so waiting on a new one to arrive. And the Snow has not helped devilry times. Also i am due a £25 voucher, so waiting on that to get a load of Vallejo airbrush paints.


 
   
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Wing Commander





TCS Midway

What do you guys think of the stone:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/150/474587.page#9863047

The gaps are a bit big between the 'stones' but once painted I think it should be okay.

On time, on target, or the next one's free

Gesta Normannorum - A historical minis blog
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/474587.page

 
   
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 Maniac_nmt wrote:
What do you guys think of the stone:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/150/474587.page#9863047

The gaps are a bit big between the 'stones' but once painted I think it should be okay.

I find that a ordinary ball point pen gives the right looking gap but looks fine anyway


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some work done on the scratchbuilt rails for crane for landing pad, foamboard base clad in chequer plate with card cross beams, nuts and bolts, handmade rails from backing off old writing pad,





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Syro_- Nothing new to show re: this project, but I did use my airbrush for the first time this weekend and I'm very happy with results. Will get back to building soon.

Maniac- I used that stuff for Mordheim all the time and have always been happy with the results. For this competition though I'd recommend going all out and either carving stone from foam board or find something similar. But truly the most important thing that you can do is build a model that you are happy with in the end.

bob- wow. Very well done.

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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@Skalk: Congrats on getting your airbrush! I'm glad you got good results.

@Bob: Looking good, and keep up this great pace if you can

@Maniac: Looks good, and I see what you mean about the gaps between the stones. I'm not the painter most of the people here on dakka are, but if you're going with that maybe make the mortar between the rocks a noticeably different color or do a bunch of washes? Along with what Skalk said, I've seen pretty impressive brick style stonework using a ballpoint pen on craft foam, tho the more natural looking stone that you're already using does make more sense for the time period.

@M0rdain: Looking great, and sorry to hear about the airbrush trouble. I hope you can get back to it soon. Like someone said before, that cherub gun emplacement is so grimdark

   
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Rookie Pilot





Banska Bystrica

I'm in.
Sorry, for join now, but I don't know if I finish building this to end of contest.
Idea is dwarf fortress on narrow railroad line in mountains.

beware: a lot of photos
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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





that's a great build and idea the train conversion looks awesome
   
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Kinebrach-Knobbling Xeno Interrogator





Huddersfield

Guys, there's some fantastic looking terrain on here! All very impressive work.

I haven't got anything worth photographing yet, still just a big pile of junk, but slow progress is being made... Sort of...

Keep building folks!

   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@Tek Thornison: Welcome to the contest. I enjoyed every single picture of your fortress. It looks great. How long have you been working on it?

@Even piles of junk are welcome to be posted on here . Glad to know you're making progress. I'm looking forward to some WIPs

   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

@maniac, looks fine bud, I think it was Dave ( dsteingass ) who showed me how to do the pointing and mortar joints on terrain. I use a mix of gesso paint, normal paints to colour and plenty of water. I will look out a tutorial I did.
@tek, just absolutely brilliant.
Ok progress report. Got a little bit more done.


Keep it going folks, so much inspirational work.




 
   
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Banska Bystrica

@all thanks guys.
@Syro_ : main work 3 weeks of old holiday. I can take it, or I will lose it.(about 8-12 hour per day work on terrain)

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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Tek, i strongly believe we both don't come from the same planet, that work is shockingly good in every aspect...

   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





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

Honestly, what the hell !!! I haven't even started on a build and now I'm just like - why bother !! (I do still want to bother, as my piece will be used for games of Necromunda, so I need to build it...)

Tek, remind me - what is the foam you're using?

   
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Worle, UK

Looking good guys. The best thing about other people being so good, is that it pushes me to try harder. Hopefully my airbrush will arrive today, and new paints in a few days.

 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





 Camkierhi wrote:
@maniac, looks fine bud, I think it was Dave ( dsteingass ) who showed me how to do the pointing and mortar joints on terrain. I use a mix of gesso paint, normal paints to colour and plenty of water. I will look out a tutorial I did.
@tek, just absolutely brilliant.
Ok progress report. Got a little bit more done.


Keep it going folks, so much inspirational work.


looks disgusting,,, in a good way love the weathering and I spy many a GW bit, it's amazing how much you can kit bash GW bits, like the base of the ladcannon you have there in two bits, i'm making my radar from that, keep up tbhe good work


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carrying on with my crane I wanted it to be holding a container in mid air, rather than buy containers I thought it would be good to make one, made from back card off old drawing pad, some leftover plastikard and GW bits heres the result which I am pleased with

[url=https://servimg.com/view/15469522/865][/url




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Worle, UK

@bobthebuilder That container looks great

 
   
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Banska Bystrica

@Bobbuilder - fantastic container. Great work.

@Ruglud - high density polystyrene

@Viktor von Domm -If is this true, I want go home. Whatever it is

And we come to final at dwarf fortress:

Sorry for light on photos, lamp is too small to make correct lightning for camera.

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Excellent work all around. I haven't put any more work into my build since my last photos but I have been working with my airbrush a lot so once I reach the painting stage I should move along quickly.

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Fantastic Stuff Team!
A quick note - don't be put off by other people's builds. In the LOER, size doesn't matter Attention to detail, originality, and a desire to push yourself - that's what we look for

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.

 
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Yep guys and dolls, the idea here is to draw inspiration and ideas from each other, not to show who is the best terrain maker. The hope is that everyone no matter if you are brand new or a seasoned old fart, you can join in and have some fun. One of the biggest factors for me is the self development, having a go at something you have never done before, Skalk is already ahead of me here because he is trying out airbrushing, thats a new skill to him, and a biggy at that, and he is trying it in our little competition. MOrdian is really pushing it with lighting and sculpting, I am so honoured to be part of this journey with them, and with the people here both old and new the collective skill level is through the roof. Don't you dare be put off. I never am, I look at something like Tek's wonderful work and think " wow, how the heck? OK time to push myself a bit harder..."

So keep plugging people, tons of time, you can still start and join in.




 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





The Netherlands, Europe

Tek, that's

I like the dwarf faces on the walls best, followed by the big beer keg wagon.

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USA

@Tek: Amazing work, both what you're making and how much time and work you're putting in. I love that you are building so much stuff out of polystyrene. Are you using paper towels to create texture on the lower rock faces? It sounds both awesome and exhausting to spend an entire holiday crafting. My back would be killing me

@Bob: That container looks great! A very nice build, you should be proud of yourself, I'll have to try to make one that good someday.

@Ruglud: I'm looking forward to seeing what you make, I've enjoyed your work in past contest threads that I've read.

Everyone, like Cam said, it's all about challenging yourself and bringing your work to a new level, not comparing your work to others. By far the best terrain I've built, has been because of the LoER terrain contests and the extra push and and fun I had working along side everyone. Keep up the great work all, I feel like everyone is bringing their A-game.


   
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@Tek- you are an absolute MASTER of foam! OMFG! My love of Dwarves doesnt cloud my opinion at all either

Just Incredible!

"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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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

seeing all that foam in such new shapes...TEK...how on earth do you prevent dents and bumps to the foam? i mean all that precious work could be for naught in a heartbeat due to a careless movement ...:argh...:

   
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I keep thinking you have the Foam Factory suite of hot wire cutting tools or something

"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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TCS Midway

I've never tried anything so complex, but if you have some templates you can get pretty good control/shaping. I didn't back this, but it is similar to what I've done with metal rulers to get a 'clean' edge. I've also experimented with various fine grade sand paper to smooth things out.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378063512/tabletop-hex-terrain-toolkit

Also see here:

https://davidneat.wordpress.com/styrofoam/

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On time, on target, or the next one's free

Gesta Normannorum - A historical minis blog
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/474587.page

 
   
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Rookie Pilot





Banska Bystrica

@ Thanks for praise

Some answer for your question:

@Syro_ : Yes, I use paper towels with pva for smoothing rock faces. Texture on it is side effect. After hardening, is lightweight and very strong.
After whole day my back say too(I don;t like it) but lucky, night of sleep help to next day.

@Viktor von Domm: I don't prevent dents and bumps to the foam, I take it as opportunity for visual damage on it. So i have less work after prime sculpting.
I don't start with final image of object.Have some visions and change it during process. So it looks like smooth process from start t finish.
And for perfect work - patience and precision is the answer. This is not the BEST shapes from foam I ever craft.
This is the best, to now(look only on your own danger)
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I think every dwarf lover fantasy- or scifi will melt from it.
This is greater earth elemental for my Kings of War force. But it looks "
fabelhaft" with any dwarf force. When I build it, primary target was - make something breathtaking, when you look on it from scale perspective.
Is " dwarf " tribute to Talos















































And this is not final line for me. I only push frontier more and more.
For example something for my 40K squats force, full from plastic
conscript rules - mining robot with lasgun




And Squats Knight(need think special name for it)






@Dsteingass: hot wire cutter at 2010, last year I buy 3d printer, this year (this month) waiting for airbrush box, so I can safely spray my models.
every tool is powerfull for crafting, but with synergies combination, I move miles(km) forward.

And if you think is too expensive, guys, try live from eastern europe salary in country where you have west europe prices.
This is miracle, not my work. This is reason, Why i learn construct all from foam. Don't have money for plastic kits.
For me buying some expensive tools is sacrifice holiday at outland for few years.

@Maniac_nmt : I have no templates , only retractable knife, scalpel and hot wire cutter for fortress.

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