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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Here I thought I was a nut with repurposing odd parts , your robot guy is awesome

Good work on the tombstones as well.

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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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

hey Syro...

the Iron Golem is everything the constriction promised and then some!

the death tyrant (i had to check this via google to know what it is all about for starters...) is a really cool thing too...the clea plastic surface idea is a nice twist...me i probably would have used gems on a clear rod...but since i´ve done some research now i´ve seen that idea gets some use too...(i think i need to build so many cool monsters eventually that i will come to a death tyrant sooner than later too^^)

as for the tombstone golem...brilliant! i recently marveld about these animated "household" items golems for quite some time... i want to build a skull golem for sure...also...what do you think about a knife golem? build from knifes around a substructure of hot glue...
come to that... i have these clear plastic gems...all shaped alike but once glued together could make a cool crystal ...whatever^^

i recently ,made an homage work on pacman...i really need to take and upload some pics of my recent works...

   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@Theophony: Thanks Theo! Luckily we can all hold each other up as examples of why we hold onto massive amounts of junk
@Viktor von Domm: Thanks Vik, I hope you do post more of your recent stuff and have more time for crafting. For the skull golem, do you want only skulls? or do you want more of a golem made from human skeletons? If you look up "Critical Crafting bone golem" on Youtube there's a really cool, huge bone golem made from Dollar store skeletons. I really want to try making one in the future. As for the knife golem, I think that sounds like a really sweet idea, and also a heck of a lot of work. Will you be making a mold and casting some knives or buying/building them in bulk? I imagine the knife golem being the ultimate weakness of hand-to-hand fighters
I think someone has actually made homebrew rules for a gem golem, and probably crystal golems too. I'm no expert on lore, but I could see them going around the Underdark, maybe made by deep gnomes?

   
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Berlin Germany

just looked up the vid...thanks...another new channel to watch
that bone golem is pure evil....(btw do you see a scale issue with these dollar store skellies?)

as for the knife golem...i have a massive truckload of knifes and blades due to my bitzbox...especially the leftover ogre stuff you can haul in on ebay really cheap...(and which i did years ago)

and yep...i will set the date for a nice update on Thursday... then i will show off

   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

I'm looking forward to your update
As for scale issues with dollar store skeletons, yes there definitely is. Critical crafting seems to embrace that they're not to scale, but I try to stick with ones that I close personally. I find it helps to use only parts of the skeletons at a time, all cut up, as it makes me feel like the wrong scale isn't as obvious. Do you find the same?

   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

scale issue is something that is turning out to have some kind of OCP on me...it grows on me more and more... to the effect that i have problems using frostgrave minis together with warhammer minis...or heavens forbid D&D minis... the differences are subtil to be honest... but hands, heads and so on are items of minis that are of great importance for the character of said mini...

but to be honest... when i was a kid...many kids never had a problem mixing playmobil, action figures and legos... me, i was twitching around and feeling nervous ... i am in these matters a bit more purist than maybe necessary....

   
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Emboldened Warlock





Finland, Espoo

Iron golem sure is looking sweet! Great use of materials.

Looking forward to see more progress on the tombstone golem.

   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@Viktor von Domm: Everyone has different things that bother them, so worries. But yeah, I definitely wouldn't get any dollar store skeletons then.
@Ezki: Thanks Ezki! I've got enough paint on to make it visible, but will be a while before it's fully painted.

Just like last summer because of my continuing education, I'll be leaving home again for a few months. That means this will be a last update on this blog for a while, although I will still be on Dakka and visiting everyone else's blogs. I ordered green stuff and sculpting tools while I was out there last year, but was so busy that I never even opened them.

I'm planning on painting the tombstone golem to look like there are several different kinds of stone making it up, along with dirt, algae stains, etc. For now I just have it a flat gray with a black wash for you can see the details.


   
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Love that tombstone golumn - by strange coincidence, my first 40K scratch build used that same hero quest piece to make a dreadnaught - with pen caps and lots of hot glue! I wish I'd known how to mold the part though.

It reminds me of "Rock" from Galaxy quest. Brilliant!

The death tyrant and the bubbly hell brute are lovely too.
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks kestral, that Hero Quest tomb is so useful, I use it constantly, and think it would be really great for a Dark Angels dread. And the tombstone golem defiantly has the same esthetic as "Rock" from Galaxy Quest.

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Indeed, the “Rock” from galaxy quest .

Looking forward to some paint on him. Will they be more marble or limestone colored. Also needs lots of moss on them.

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 
   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks Theo, and I'm glad you mentioned limestone as that's what I was thinking of when I said marble before. I'm planning on mainly limestone and grey stone for the graves, with a few different ones sprinkled in like marble, maybe dolomite. The moss is a good point too, I'll make sure to include it.

   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

I'm not quite home yet to be able to return to working on any projects, but I found this cool little package of clock and gear buttons in Walmart for $5. The seem like they would be useful for mechanicus stuff in 40k, D&D terrain for the plane "Mechanus" with the modrons. Also just making a clock tower.



   
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Finland, Espoo

Woo! Looks like a jackpot.
I can only imagine what you could achieve with those pieces.

Those could very well be used for some orky machinery. Or a clockwork robot

   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I may have used some of those in my most recent building builds...

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I've a packet of something similar also- elevation gears for artillery, engine components under the hood- Warhammer 40 k meets Steampunk! Great find, Syro!

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I will be repetitive here - Earth-Sun-Moon model in astromancers lab.

But selection of parts looks good indeed, lots of possibilities. The scale may be too small for actual clock tower, but they came in all sizes and forms back then, and a lot of things can be adorned with a clock face. Mechanic shoppe, entry gate... steam omnibus stop?

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USA

Thanks for all the great ideas guys! I have a lot of fun stuff to try and make sometime. I'll have to take a closer look at Brian's mechanicus table for gears And good point Wirecat, the clock faces definitely aren't big enough for a full clock tower, maybe more of a town clock or something.

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Bases for tempus fugite or whatever the clockman from DC goes by, depends on the size of them though.

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

Cool idea Theo, the clock face buttons are 1 inch and 1/16 of an inch total. So pretty close to a standard base.

I'm finally home again even though it's only for a few days. I haven't been able to find one package that I ordered, arrived, and I think was brought in by my family close to 2 months ago, but I did open the other thing I ordered for myself.
Here are the Agricola expansion miniatures. Paint job is nowhere near how they look in the photos on the box of course, but I still think they are nice


I couldn't find all of them for the group shot, but I'm happy with the number of townsfolk/villager minis I'm collected

   
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USA

There are so many partially finished projects I should be working on, but when I saw this goat toy in the dollar store I couldn't help getting it to try to make a blood thirster for 40k.







   
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Affton, MO. USA

GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) bloodthirster . I’m sure you’ll have it living up to it’s name here shortly.

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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France

Ooooh, that is very promising !

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Nuremberg

Hah! That is brilliant. Goat-thirster is going to be a really fun project no matter what.

   
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Not where I should be

Brilliant, simply brilliant. Cant wait to see him progress.




 
   
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Intimidating already! Actually, was looking at these things myself, in relation with some Reaper stuff, like a celestial stag, but decided to lay that idea off for a while. And here You are diving into a great conversion! Good luck with it!

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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@Theophony: Thanks Theo! I'll try my best to have the bloodthirster live up to the cool name you've given it.
@KernelTerror: Thanks
@Da Boss: Thanks Da Boss, it has been fun so far.
@Camkierhi: Thanks Cam. I I'm looking forward to getting back to him as soon as I can.
@Wirecat: Thanks! I hope it goes well. I'd love to see you do a similar conversion

No update photos this time, and I've been so busy and jet lagged that I haven't been updating. I've moved to a new country, and now live in Hong Kong, China. I've been very busy at my new job, but can't wait to get back to my projects and posting here. Sadly & obviously I couldn't bring my over crowded crafting area, so my projects will be changing to be more just sculpting with putties & a few conversions (similar to how Pneumo could only sculpt while he was studying abroad if I recall correctly).

GOAT Bloodthirster has traveled with me and I'm looking forward to returning to work on him. Unfortunately, I was afraid airport security would stop me if I tried to bring my apoxie putties, sculpting tools, and hobby knives. When I was going to ship them I found out it would cost about $60. I figured I could buy them again once I got here cheaper than that. Turns out, that's not true because of import duties/taxes but it was still pretty close, in price, and because I had a gift card balance it technically was pretty cheap. If all goes well, my art supplies should arrive September 5th.

Thanks to all of you for your interest and support.

   
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Now that is quite a move... Take care, settle well and good luck!

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Nuremberg

Phew, fair play for taking ANY crafting stuff with you on such a move! Hope you enjoy Hong Kong!

   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@Wirecat: Thanks Wirecat, It is taking a lot of getting used to, settling here.
@Da Boss: Thanks Da Boss

   
 
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