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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Don’t change it , I love it. <3. It will be such a great model in a collection just the way it is.

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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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

I love your sculpts and the paint jobs as well, they are wonderful. Don't change a thing. By all means keep going and keep trying, but each and every thing you have made has been better and stronger and you are coming to life bud. That flesh golem is truly fantastic.




 
   
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Druid Warder





 Camkierhi wrote:
By all means keep going and keep trying, but each and every thing you have made has been better and stronger and you are coming to life bud. That flesh golem is truly fantastic.


Signed for truth. Please, go on. Most things can be improved, but many more can be made anew better with experience earned. Keep up!

Pledge 2017:
Infinity - Ariadna (8/10) : Hordes - Circle Orboros (7/10) : Alkemy - various (12/10) : Burrows-n-badgers (10/10) : KoW and misc fantasy (13/10)

Pledge 2018:
Infinity - Ariadna (11/10) : Hordes - Circle Orboros (11/10) : Alkemy - various (11/10) : Burrows-n-badgers (11/10) : KoW and misc fantasy (11/10) : Deadzone and misc Sci-Fi (11/10) : Warmachine - Convergence of Cyriss (14/0)

Pledge 2019:
Unbuilt remaining - 42, painted 39/75 
   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thank you for the wonderful kind words you three.

@Theophony: Thanks, and alright, I'll keep it as is. Also thanks for the page turn.
@Camlierhi: Thanks so much Cam. That means a lot, especially coming from someone of your skill. I'm glad you think I'm improving.
@Wirecat: Thanks Wirecat, I will move on, and leave the mini as is. Thanks for the encouragement. I defiantly have plenty of plans to get to without obsessing over a single mini.

Speaking of moving on, I'm still having fun making mini golem tutorials for Vik's thread about sharing scratch building advice for RPG minis. It might be looking a bit more like a robot than a golem, but I'm really liking how the iron golem I am making out of nothing but broken markers/mechanical pencils, apple sauce twist lids, and other junk.


Here's a starting materials shot


I noticed in the past, that if one of the apple sauce twists isn't cut straight when cutting off one of the fins it looks kind of like a helmet with a visor, that that will be my golem's head. The "spikey bracelets" are from old contact lens cleaning stuff. The rest is marker cases and the innards of mechanical pencils.


Here I've begun attaching the body parts, and used a screw top to a contact lens case cut in half for shoulders.


The legs and feet are more pieces of marker and apple sauce twists. I cut the fins into small sections and stacked them for the feet.


I made a sword from an apple sauce twist fin, a piece of the back of a marker, and some foam core


This is as far as I have gotten today. The fingers are also from a contact lens cleaning thing. I've also cut up some milk pulls for an armored skirt


I've also finished the easiest golem, the stone golem.
I started with an over sized elf from Mythical Heroes bucket, cut and reposed.



Then I based it, followed by a quick prime, base coat of light grey with a black wash, and I was done.



Thanks



   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

That iron golem is off to a great start. I'm impressed by your use of found objects for this project.

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Love the robot thing . That is grade A+ creativity and craftsmanship .

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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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks so much Josh and Theo
Unfortunately after that big push for two days of crafting, I haven't really done anything since.

After posting about it on Josh's blog, I'm tempted to do some group photos of all my fantasy minis based on D&D class archetype, like all the wizards in one, all the warriors in another, all the cleric type guys, etc. It would also be fun to see others do the same.

   
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Battlefield Tourist






Nuremberg

Oh man, that Golem is going to be awesome. I think some simple stuff like weathering him and painting him in an "armour" style, and maybe a simple heraldic device put on him somewhere (using a spare shield from a bitz box or something) would give enough visual difference to make him firmly Golem rather than Robot.
But hey, Robots are part of Dungeons and Dragons since the old days too!

   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks Da Boss, and thanks for the advice. I've been working on attaching the armor plates now, let me know what you think.




Another 8 or so apple sauce tops have been consumed by this project now

   
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Battlefield Tourist






Nuremberg

Looks great! Amazing what you have done with materials that others would probably have chucked in the bin.

   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks so much Da Boss, and I agree with what you said, I think it will all come down to how well I paint and weather him to make him more believable as iron golem than robot.

There's of course more I can do, but I'm going to call this guy done now that his hand and arm are attached, just need to prime and paint now.


And a scale shot of this imposing fellow

   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

at first i thought your sword/knife thing was taken from a playmobil mini...but then it dawned on me you scratch built it too!

you´re in a building frenzy and in a good one! that last creature is right up my alley...to the very base, as it has that magic/steampunky vibe in full steam going on!!! i like how you avoided the icky issue of joints, simply by hinting them in the next section! somehow this never is an option for my own builds! :facpelam: i always stumble due to the then too lanky looking minis i make... i can imagine this golem to look all brass or copper...with a really nasty glowing one eye in his "face" ....this one is really full of win!
one small suggestion for a next build...there are these small conductor tongs...

https://www.bueromarkt-ag.de/lochzange_rayher_8932300,p-8932300,l-google-prd,pd-b2c.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwtYXmBRAOEiwAYsyl3P8WSMeH864F-7HGyogQ4g7z_mZ9xJ6Pw159ddK2UPflWvSR7dIO-hoCLGgQAvD_BwE

that can be used to add rivets to your used materials by embossing the rivets right into the material...(just a hint...as this stuff seldom will later on take rivets glued on very well...)


the stone golem took some convincing...but once you added paint...i was sold^^

anyway...my hat´s off to you...also...sadly my oh so precious arena wont win ..if the public voting is any foreshadowing^^


   
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Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Learned a new trick, today, to do cool hair/tendrils:

Take a piece of plastic, preferably thick. Grab your drill, and put a small bit into it.

Slowly drill through the plastic, as if you were making a mounting hole.

Collect the spiral threads from drilling.

Use these as tendrils, snakes, wild hair, etc.

Go wild!

--Brian


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

Impressive golem, really creative !

My P&M Blog : Warp Wanderers, Chaos warbands in the Eye of Terror

Voting for my stuff pleases the Chaos Gods and brings you luck in battle !

 
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@Viktor von Domm: Thanks Vik, I finally have a vacation so I've been having a lot of fun crafting. Thanls for mentioning the joints, I'm glad you think they work well as is, but it reminded me that I forgot to do them, which I had planned from the very start. Thanks about the stone golem too, the paint really does make all the difference from out of scale toy to statue
Also thanks for the pointer about that punch, despite being a member of the league, I never rivet stuff because I find it too frustrating. I'll check that punch out.
Don't be too hard on yourself about your very nice arena, once Cam joins in it's hard to win these comps You've still won twice, which is more than most people.

@Briancj: Thanks for the tip Brian, sounds useful and fun.

@KernelTerror: Thanks! These have been a fun diversion.

I haven't done anymore crafting since my last post, but the present I bought myself arrived today:

14 kobolds, 3 dwarves, a female Elven blacksmith, a sylph, a halfling ranger, and 3 classic wizards.
Also a fun side note, this pic is exactly my 700th uploaded pic to my gallery.

   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

I've been having fun making monsters during my vacation, but today I remembered that my D&D players finished the dungeon we were on and will be going to a new dungeon. A dungeon that beyond making a few pieces of furniture, I hadn't even started to make yet. So I spent the majority of today making almost the entire dungeon out of cardboard. All I have left is a few staircases, and a few pieces of furniture to finish, and then painting it. At least one of my players visits my blog from time to time, so I'm not going to share the dungeon yet. One of the benefits of this rush is that I finally got around to making the mold of the dungeon door master I made some time ago.


Thanks for stopping by.

   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






I can't believe how well the mold material took the fine lines from your door master- really impressive. Your players are lucky to have you!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks so much, Meer_Cat

   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of updates. I've been so exhausted lately that I haven't been doing any crafting. Two updates though, one is I'm observing a school that is a meer mile and a half away from my closest FLGS, rather than the usual 45 minutes through heavy and unpredictable traffic, so I swung by and picked up a few D&D minis to support the store and also a second copy of the starter set. The other adult in the D&D group I run was talking about continuing the group when I have to leave for the summer again. I bought the starter set as a gift for him, in case he wants to continue the starter campaign with the group.


Also, the next round of the League of Extraordinary Riveters is up. If anyone doesn't alreayd know about it, check it out, they're a lot of fun.

   
Made in lt
Druid Warder





 Syro_ wrote:
I've been having fun making monsters during my vacation, but today I remembered that my D&D players finished the dungeon we were on and will be going to a new dungeon. A dungeon that beyond making a few pieces of furniture, I hadn't even started to make yet. So I spent the majority of today making almost the entire dungeon out of cardboard. All I have left is a few staircases, and a few pieces of furniture to finish, and then painting it. At least one of my players visits my blog from time to time, so I'm not going to share the dungeon yet. One of the benefits of this rush is that I finally got around to making the mold of the dungeon door master I made some time ago.


Thanks for stopping by.


Looks really good! Hope casting will go as smoothly as mold making. Making matching pins and holes for two part mold is the right thing to do. Lots of us forget them... Do You plan on using mold release or just hoping for the best?

I keep looking at these DnD miniatures ever since our shop started carrying the line, but they look so out of scale with majority of my collection that I can't fathom getting them even just to paint, except some monsters. Monsters - they look on par with Reaper, that's true. Maybe one day...

Pledge 2017:
Infinity - Ariadna (8/10) : Hordes - Circle Orboros (7/10) : Alkemy - various (12/10) : Burrows-n-badgers (10/10) : KoW and misc fantasy (13/10)

Pledge 2018:
Infinity - Ariadna (11/10) : Hordes - Circle Orboros (11/10) : Alkemy - various (11/10) : Burrows-n-badgers (11/10) : KoW and misc fantasy (11/10) : Deadzone and misc Sci-Fi (11/10) : Warmachine - Convergence of Cyriss (14/0)

Pledge 2019:
Unbuilt remaining - 42, painted 39/75 
   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks Wirecat. Luckily, the casting went pretty smoothly, just using hot glue. There were a few little air bubbles, but turned out surprisingly well. I'll have to snap a pic sometime soon and post it. I cast 6 doors a few weeks ago, and primed them. And have been so busy ever since that's where I stopped. Also luckily with these silicon molds, I've never used mold release and never had problems. The only thing that give a little problem is Apoxie Sculpt curing in the mold, sometimes sticks a little. Nothing else seems to at all, and even the apoxie sculpt doesn't cause too much mold degradation.

The scale, is a little odd at times, but I have such a mix of miniatures (plus the ones I sculpt are probably off in scale too), that it doesn't bother me too much. Also you have the benefit of such superior sculpting skills that you never have to buy any minis if you only had enough time to sculpt them all yourself So yeah, I totally understand if any feel off, to not get them. But if you find a few you like, go for it.

   
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Wing Commander





TCS Midway

That door is fantastic. I can never get gs molds to work quite right. I probably don't 'oil' them enough or something to that effect.

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

 
   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks Maniac_nmt. I like the rubbery give of silicone molds, I doubt I could accomplish much with GS molds.

I haven't played a game of 40k in about 2 years, but I was really in the mood to go back to working on my helbrutes for some reason. I'm not a big fan of all the little tubes, and tenticles, but over all I like the helbrute sculpt for the 6th/7th Edition starter set Dark Vengeance. (I get the impression, I'm one of the only ones, heh). I bought two extras many years ago when I first started collecting which I'm kit bashing, cutting apart, etc. The last time I worked on and talked about these guys was back in August 2018 on page 9 of this blog.

The one I was focusing on last time, is even closer to done. I just need to make the one leg, sculpt some stuff on the wire arm, and reinforce the right shoulder.


This second one is mainly kit bashed, and is almost ready to go, but I want to sculpt/build a different back for him. More chaos armor, less weird fleshy.


I decided to make a weird morphing eyeball covered Tzeentch, chaos dread/helbrute that is still in the very early stages. I plane to make it mostly from hot glue and styrofoam BBs, on part of one of my scratch built dreadnoughts.


I still have all these parts left from the helbrute butchery, with some new additions. I'm thinking of making a fleshy Slaanesh style helbrute copying the fleshy style of some parts of the original helbrute and using all the weird tubes and tentacles I have.


And finally the promised pictures of the doors I cast. There was more air bubbles than I thought, but they're ok. Not painted yet



   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Holy cow- hellbrutes is a very different direction than you've taken for awhile, for sure! Very interesting builds and my penurious nature heartily approves of your plans to use up all the extra bits in the third build. The Eye-thing sounds interesting too- mostly because I want to see how hot glue and styro-BB's work together.

_Love_ the doors (I'm hearing Jim Morrison screeching Hello, I love you even as I type this). The casts came out amazingly well, I think.

Too much fun!


"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks very much Meer_Cat. I've been so tired that there has been a serious drop off in progress of any of my projects for weeks. I can't seem to concentrate on sculpting, but I did work some more on the weird hot glue and styrofoam BB dread.




   
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Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Tired due to job, stress, or health?

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Wow, that BB dread and the bottle gollumn/robot are both really cool. They remind me of 70s sci fi novel covers. There's nothing quite like making things yourself. What do you use for glue on projects like that? Adhesion is my achilles heel for that kind of build. The "this to that" site helps though.

Hope ya feel better!
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thank you both.
@Briancj: Luckily only the first two. Too many of the great people here on dakka are suffering with health problems, thankfully I'm not one of them. Thanks for your concern.
@kestral: Thanks kestral. Both for the kind words and the interest in the stuff I'm making. Adhesion is a pain for me too sometimes, I was lucky that Brian introduced me to "this to that". The entire golem figure made from mostly the green plastic is all held together by hot glue. I find quality of the glue gun and ammo make a surprising difference. When I use my Surebonder high heat glue gun and Surebonder glue sticks, it holds most things well. When I use the cheapo glue sticks from the dollar store, not so much (I still sue them for a lot of stuff tho). I can totally see the 70s sci fi aesthetic you're talking about, thanks.

After an energy drink that didn't help enough, and a mid-day nap (which feels weird how often I'm doing that when I'm only in my early 30s), and going jogging, not to mention the support Brian and kestral showed, I was feeling better and got a little of my groove back with crafting. I kept working on my chaos dreads, even tho I should really be crafting for D&D.

The Tzeenth dread is basically done. Would anyone like to suggest his weapon arm? I'm looking forward to painting this guy, to see if it ties in half as well as it looked in my imagination.


I started building another of the dreads, but have to take it slow, the pieces down want to stay how I positioned them. I also sculpted a exposed muscle across the cabling on my most complete altered dread.


I finally started the very beginnings of the mind flayer for the LoER contest, but nothing worth showing yet. Thanks for stopping by.

   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

(which feels weird how often I'm doing that when I'm only in my early 30s),
erm...coming from a man working as a kindergarden ward/nursery nurse... you might consider to think about burn out a bit? just to be on the safe side...it is a thing for people working with people that happens eventually...(it´s almost impossible not to occur in my opinion...been there done that, fell down the stairs and tried to get up...)

the doors looks very good...i´ve seen sets of these for sale on ebay...from pathfinder, MTG and so on... you´re very close to perfection here...and in my opinion what you´re still not done in perfection gives character...which then sums up to the 100% count!!!

also...the dreads are developing really cool...as for the weapon arm...plasma?...plenty of room this way for scratch building...


   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

The Tzeentch dread/hot glue and balls dread looks great , very creative.

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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