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Made in us
Boosting Black Templar Biker






Of course.

I really like the exoskeleton idea too. Might try it again for a veteran or scion squad. Something like



Or

   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Oh, and if anyone wanted to know what kerque has been up to. He’s been melting down his own plastic and carving his own primaris marines. Why do anything the easy way right?









   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Didn’t get any work done on the board but I did get some more OOP terrain from a friend and am going to make myself some molds and casts of them along with some other stuff I’m doing for my wife and son. Not sure I need it or will use it but man they’re cool



And with the beginning of their mold boxes


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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Started work on the cathedral mountain/plateau/cliff area again.

First we sprayed expanding foam around the old hill to make it bigger (I wouldn’t recommend spray foam for hills. IMO it’s to flexible and I’m afraid it will give and crack but I’ve seen a lot of youtubers do it)


Then we cut back along the horizontal seem. Remember the top which the cathedral sets on is removable

After this we glued our plaster cliff facings, from woodland scenic molds, on. These were either glued to the bottom or top sections taking care not to glue to both



After this we separated the sections and put in our wax paper


And the last part we got to was adding in the plaster compound between all the rock casts (40%-45% casting plaster, 40%-45% eco/non-harmful insulation fiber - for bulk, 10-20% water)






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Sacrifice to the Dark Gods





Do your kids miss their legos?

CSM army: 4250 pts (Began painting.)
Grot army: 1200 pts (Began Painting)
DA army: 1600 pts (Some painted, some primed.) 
   
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Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Long time lurker. Just wanted to pop in to say HOLY CRAP MAN THIS IS GREAT! You guys don't get nearly enough praise here. Please keep up the fantastic work. This project has been so cool to follow.

 
   
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[DCM]
Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

The ambition of this is incredible. I wish I could one day play on it.

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






It’s been a very long time since our last post but we are still getting a few hours in here and there on this beast.

Thought I would jump on Dakka and at least document our big move.

First picture was the current state of the lab this morning. The amount of modeling stuff and mess I have is insane


We alway knew the model would be moved a lot so we planned ahead and built it modular. Here are the two main halves with the taller buildings removed:


And here are some of those detached pieces:


Now we are ready to roll. It took two trips for the truck (obviously. One for each half):


Plus two loads for all the bin of material

And two suv loads for the detached buildings:


In the future we will use a uhual!

Here’s everything in its new home:


Moving is never fun but Adding all this stuff to our mix really made things interesting. The laborers who helped were also very confused. I just told them to watch out for heretics

We will be posting more once I finish the actual move next weekend. As you may have seen we put some base paint coats on some things too

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Boom! Leman Russ Commander





The Shire(s)

The blog lives!

I am glad you have moved that behemoth safely! I'd love to see something like that drive past on the back of a pick-up!

Looking forward to seeing more progress updates once you have settled in.

 ChargerIIC wrote:
If algae farm paste with a little bit of your grandfather in it isn't Grimdark I don't know what is.
 
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Right! Could you imagine what my neighbors think?

   
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UK

Glad to see you mad bastards are still on the case!

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk

 
   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Mobile battlefield

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Netherlands

 btoliver311 wrote:
Right! Could you imagine what my neighbors think?


That's fun to see on the road.

   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Another project we have been working on is trying to figure out all of the cobblestone flooring all over the map.

Originally we had done the strategy we saw in a lot of blogs, where modelers would get dollar tree poster board, take the paper off one side and and use the green stuff world rollers to get the design.

But it turns out that stuff is super weak and I can’t figure out how to reinforce it at all. I’ve tried Elmer’s glue, industrial strength glue, gessto, latex paint, everything and there is no way it will be strong enough to hold up during play. After this we moved on to different clays and apoxys like milliput, sculpture, etc. and those were impossible to work with (for our type of board at least)
Here’s an example of how dinged up some of the existing foam stuff was:



I reached out a lot and got no help. So imo these rollers just are not as useful as I thought they would be for a big project. Which is sad because the idea is dope

Anyhow, I think we finally found something that will work. I found these long rubber mats that are used for Christmas scenery. They make pebble courtyards for winter dioramas and have decent detail and are pretty strong and easy to cut
[url=https://postimg.cc/jCy1Kr68[/url]

Here’s what it looks like next to some of my miniatures


Putting it in place:


And glued down:


Hope it works. All this trying to get these rollers to work stuff has really slowed us down

Thanks all. Post soon

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Boom! Leman Russ Commander





The Shire(s)

That stuff looks really good!

 ChargerIIC wrote:
If algae farm paste with a little bit of your grandfather in it isn't Grimdark I don't know what is.
 
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Hey guys,

I feel like kirque and I got a lot done today. Mostly it was getting more cobblestone in





But we also got some pavers on the spill way which allowed us to put the posts on the monorail and see what the whole track will look like intact.





Having this first semi-coat of paint on, even if I don't like any of the colors really helps with figuring out where all the little gaps are. It allowed me to spend some of my time finishing up little projects that were 90% of the way there. Like the banisters and some of the courtyard walls.

Not bad for the first modeling day in the new casa. Too bad it was 110 outside and not much better in the garage!
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Wanted to get opinions on some details I wanted to add to the cathedral?

What do you think of using these Warhammer Mausoleums as confessionals attaches to the inside walls? Any better ideas to set them up?

Also, I know the benches are super small but they are all I can find. Do you think they are passable?





I have all 3 versions but I think the one on the right is the best. What about cutting it in half for each side?

   
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Eternally-Stimulated Slaanesh Dreadnought





Rzhev, Kronstaat IV

I'm confused, are they not exactly the right scale?

They look to me like they are. It's been a while since I entered a church but IIRC the back of the pews definitely did not reach up to my lower back, or even hip. I'm 6'4 and I think your dude is supposed to be 6'...

Take the dudesman off his base and I think that's exactly what you'd see; the back of the pew reaching to his hip-ish.

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In Fifth Battalion, on the left flank, in a cruel ambush
 
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander





The Shire(s)

I agree that the benches look fine in scale- the pews in most modern churches are short backed. If you are really wanting the full medieval look, then yes, they are a little low-backed.

Another option is to do some boxes- look at interior shots of old cathedrals, the space is broken up by a lot of different styles of furniture. If you want the inside to be a very close-quarters battle, you could really go wild on this front.

As for the confessional- I think cutting the mausoleum in half would look best- then it isn't too large. You could even cut both of them in half and have them side-by-side on both sides of the cathedral.

 ChargerIIC wrote:
If algae farm paste with a little bit of your grandfather in it isn't Grimdark I don't know what is.
 
   
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UK

BEYOND awesome

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk

 
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Thanks guys!

I’m glad you all think the benches work. I’ll also take your ides on cutting the mausoleum and putting them side by side
   
Made in ch
Fresh-Faced New User




Amazing work, as always!

if you are looking for some furnitures that fit the W40K scale, check this website out:

https://www.petitepropertiesltd.com/

I ordered a lot from them and everything works perfectly.

Looking forward to your next post!

Max

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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Weren’t able to work on the table this weekend due to kirque throwing out his back. So I decided to spend my afternoon reorganizing my dudes and bits. They were in cardboard boxes before. Now I have the troops In Pick foam and bits in Stanley stackable tool bins.








I feel the net gain is minimal but at least I tried

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Twisting Tzeentch Horror





Kildare, Ireland

 btoliver311 wrote:


I feel the net gain is minimal but at least I tried


I've a tool box with bits and I can tell you that wasn't time wasted. When its conversion time and you'd like a marine head, you can sift through a bunch of heads rather than dig through piles of sprues. That kind of efficiency will help you keep enthusiasm up and allow you to get to the good part faster.

   
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Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Oh boy, I missed this blog.

Those stairs are awesome! Definitely my favourite architectural feature, and they'll make for really fun games.

   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






So I know it seems like this table build is taking us forever and that’s true but it’s not just because we only get like 4 hours to work on it every other weekend. It’s also because we spend a ton of time making sure it’s sturdy enough for regular play. As we’ve mentioned before we want to take it to a FLGS and leave it for a while for others to use. What we don’t want is something so fragile it will get broken all the time. So we end up spending a lot of time securing things







I also thought it would be cool to take these two pics if I haven’t shared them in awhile. The table has to be stored in halves right now so it makes looking at the two sections from the view of the river a lot easier





Obviously several buildings are missing.

Thx

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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





Houston, TX

This continues to be one of my favorite projects on Dakka. I just love the scale and scope and hope you can finish it someday. There is so much inspiration here, even though I know I could never approach anything like what you guys have done.

Epic.

-Rids

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UK

The longer it takes, the longer we get to gawp in amazement. Take all the time you need, as fans we're just enjoying the ride :-)

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

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Focused Fire Warrior




United States

Holy gak this is amazing. You guys are insane and dedicated.
   
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Missionary On A Mission





Denver, CO, USA

Fantastic. I really love that you integrated some natural rock, and your process looks really effective. I'm going to be working with some expanding foam in a similar application at some point,so I might need to swipe your recipe for plaster. Nice work, it's really coming together!

   
 
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