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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Thanks for all the positive feedback guys!

@macphail I do not endorse expanding foam as a solution for most if not all modeling terrain. It just ends up having too much give if you carve into it. Once the outside crust is gone It’s really just too sponge like. This means whatever you put over it could easily crack.

I/we like pink foam and a hot wire foam cutter way more

This is my favorite video on the technique
https://youtu.be/6rSP0OYnpG4

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Twisting Tzeentch Horror





Kildare, Ireland

 btoliver311 wrote:
Thanks for all the positive feedback guys!

@macphail I do not endorse expanding foam as a solution for most if not all modeling terrain. It just ends up having too much give if you carve into it. Once the outside crust is gone It’s really just too sponge like. This means whatever you put over it could easily crack.

I/we like pink foam and a hot wire foam cutter way more

This is my favorite video on the technique
https://youtu.be/6rSP0OYnpG4


Thoughts on using it to fill moulds? I've thought about making large structural elements like pillars or building facades by spraying the stuff into moulds but I'm not sure how well that would work.
   
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Im going to assume we are talking about molds like woodland senics. I don’t want to sound like an expert with any of this stuff and I’m sure there are way better resources but..

I most definitely would NOT fill any molds with expanding foam. Not only is the stuff pretty weak it also has no detail and in my experience also sticks to molds. Thus ruining them. I would only use dental plaster (with a vibrating table set up) or 2 part resin for a quicker set time.

Merlin’s magic plaster and Smooth-cast resin are the brands I use


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I also thought I would post a quick picture of my WIP.

Please note that even though it my seem like I work on this stuff a lot I can not tell you the last time (if ever) I completed painted an entire squad for 40k. So go easy on me



Does any one have a good matte spray varnish recommendation?

Better pics coming soon.

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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Those shots across the river look so imposing. Really cool that you guys will be borrowing the table to your FLGS, and smart thinking with ensuring it can handle heavy gamer paws.

   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Some better pictures of my first planetary guard squad.







Still need a matte varnish and some dirt pigment if anyone has any recommendations or tutorials

   
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





Houston, TX

Very nice. I like the fancy medieval look and the color scheme with the accents of white feathers and red capes really make them look sharp and stand out on the table.

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Decided to update the monorail train car a little. With a longer but not as wide bed.

New length but Old wing height


Remagnetized



Lower height on the wings



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The new flat car put together


And with the train

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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Hey guys,

Here’s an updated video of the whole city in its current state. This jade the completed monorail track, the control tower and new cobblestone

https://youtu.be/qFGuDzyAEtk

Still a long ways to go but I think it’s coming along, Thanks
   
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Focused Fire Warrior




United States

This is super cool to see. When looking at the images it's hard to get a sense of the board as a whole.
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Thanks. Does anyone know how to chain the title of a thread? Would like to update ours
   
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Eternally-Stimulated Slaanesh Dreadnought





Rzhev, Kronstaat IV

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Rather thought I'd get through the whole show. Go back to working at Pratt & Sons. Keep wicket for the Croydon Gentlemen. Marry Doris.

Made a note in my diary on the way here. Simply says "bugger".
 
   
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





Houston, TX

Thanks for the video. It’s the only way to fully appreciate the scale and overall layout. This project is so amazing and so full of inspirational ideas. Keep going!

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






In case anyone wanted to know what Kerque is up to. He’s now sculpting his own custom minis out of green stuff





I think this guy is supposed to by a steam-punk version of some friend of his






For his first sculpt I’m really impressed. Don’t tell him though. I’m afraid to loose his help on the board if he starts doing too many of these

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Dakka Veteran






UK

Holy crap, that's amazing! Keep Kerque chained up in the basement creating more of the same

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk

 
   
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Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

I almost couldn't find this thread with its new name. I can't believe it's nearly done, keep up the great work!

   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






What’s up guys, I know this is a painting and modeling thread but just wanted everyone to know I started trying to play my planetary guard (Vostroyan) for the first time yesterday. Here’s the list so far and my questions. I’m looking for a lot of specific guard/ Vostroyan advice if you have any


https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/listByUser/0/21480/14.page


Oh and the wip for the final squad I had to throw together just to get a brigade



   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Surrey, BC - Canada

btoliver311,

I see a really old Imperial Guard Officer body over on the right. Have not seen one of those in years.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Yeah, I’ve been saving them to use on airship/zeppelin I’m planning to build but needed a dude fast.

Thinking about starting that build but doubt anyone at my flgs would be down with that count as
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Why can’t I just buy and build the perfectly good models GW makes the way they come?

Why do I insist on making this so different and hard? Who in their right mind buys the throw away casts from recasters, then takes those parts makes molds of his own, then casts, just to glue together with plasticard and come out with models that don’t look near as good.

My models would be so much better and cheaper if I at least used off the shelf stuff and would be cheaper too!

Case in point - WIP of newest tank





Let’s add some legos too





But I am proud of my punisher cannon conversion





END RANT

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Boosting Black Templar Biker






End here’s a pick of my new punisher cannon leman about to loose it’s last wound before even getting a shot off



Looks like I’m better suited for building terrain. Which is why most of you are here anyway. So check out the new toys we just got!



So now we just have to decide if we are going to get started on the 10’ of dead zone and the siege army’s trench line that goes In front of the city now OR if we want to finish the city itself first?

Also, we might have an opportunity to get the forge world fortress walls. Keep your fingers crossed!!
   
 
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