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Welcome to the 17th round of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition!

"The (re)Cycle of Life"


Come one, come all! Congratulations you are about to embark on an exciting odyssey joined by your fellow Dakkanauts, be it arm chair enthusiasts or terrain-a-holics!

For those of you who are new to this event, a short explanation:
This is a competition about terrain building - the main aim of which is to build creativily, from random materials, tabletop worthy terrain pieces. Dioramas are also welcome! Each round has a “theme” or other defining attribute(s) that must in some way be applied to the your terrain project, to compete with other modellers for that most prestigious of prizes, membership into The League of Extraordinary Riveters [LoER].

The competition is open to everyone registered on Dakka Dakka, all are welcome to enter regardless of ability, etc.

The main aim of these competitions is to encourage gamers and model-makers alike to go that extra mile when building terrain that can be used for playing your preferred tabletop wargame (or similar pastime - for example, a board game playing piece would be acceptable). Those taking part can expect to receive ideas, inspiration, encouragement and feedback from each other. At the end, each of the participants is "rewarded" with a new piece of terrain for their own use (that's the thing you just built).

The winner of each round hosts the next round, and the cycle continues.
The theme, limitations, rules, judging and prizes are all the responsibility of the host, although he or she can get help from others for some of those things...

For those who are returning once again to compete a most sincere and heartfelt welcome back!

Speaking of the last competitions, here is a list of links to former glorious days of the already finished competitions...:

Contest #1 "Lids" (dsteingass)
Contest #2 "Cookie Package” (Viktor Von Doom)
Contest #3 "Fightin' Pit!" (MrMerlin)
Contest #4 "For the title of Master Shrubber" (Meade)
Contest #5 "Vehicles!" (Bruticus)
Contest #6 "We're Not Worthy!" (Meade)
Contest #7 "Fire at Will" ( hk1x1)
Contest #8 "All are welcome" (Camkierhi)
Contest #9 “Elementary" (Littletower)
Contest #10 "The Throne" (Camkierhi)
Contest #11 "On The Road" (Red Harvest)
Contest #12 "Wall me up, fence me in" (monkeytroll)
Contest #13 "What went wrong?" (OneManNoodles)
Contest #14 "Making something extraordinary from the ordinary" (Dr H)
Contest #15 "The Trapdoor" (inmygravenimage))
Contest #16 "Got Wood?" (Viktor von Domm)
... And now onwards to the current competition.


The (re)Cycle of Life

Do you see a bit of sprue and think, 'hey! I could use that!' Do you find odd bits around the house and dream of the shapes they can make? Packing peanuts from Christmas shipping got you going, "hmmmm"?

Well, don't worry, you will after this!

While we know that secretly everything wishes to be used in a terrain piece, the inventive terrain maker always has his or her eye on particular pieces for use in the Next Project (TM). The main theme of this go around is "use, reuse and recycle"*! Use as much as you like of materials not necessarily meant for terrain building. The origin can be cleverly hidden, or out there in the open, making a statement!

Completely new to terrain making? no problem! Remember when we were kids, playing with blocks, building castles? This is just the grown up version. With glue. And sharp objects. So, give it a go! Be warned though - terrain making is very addictive!

Please post as many WIP pictures as you like. Others love to see how you work and you will inspire them to follow in your footsteps. It will also help keep this thread alive and encourage others to participate. Besides, who does not get a boost out of seeing their hard work slowly become complete? And if you get stuck or have questions, others can encourage or give advice!

Rules:
1. Talk about the Competition! Cast your voice on the wind... err, spread the word! Got a P&M Blog? use it! The more people, the more projects and the more projects, the more we all have a chance to learn something new and see a beautiful piece take form.

2. Deadline: Entries must be in no later than March 3rd, 2016. If RL happens near the finish line - and we all know it does - please contact me and do your best to submit. Assume the March 3rd date is a hard date however.

3. Size doesn't matter! (That's what she said...) no, really, that's what she says. Want to make a Castle out of butter tubs? Ok! Want to make a flea village out of tips of toothpicks? Ok! But you need to be able to take good pictures which gives us...

4. Take good pictures! Do your best to well-lit, non blurry pictures. WIP pictures can be snapped in a hurry but final ones will represent your ultimate effort so try for good pics Look for 'how to's' to check out, if you're unsure.

5. All pieces should be suitable for terrain use - any scale, any wargame, any setting. As mentioned, dioramas are also welcome but please keep the emphasis on the terrain rather than any miniatures therein.

6. Sign up in this thread, post at least one WIP picture of your materials to be used, even if it's not all you end up using, and one of a more finished state (that's two pics for those counting).

7. Final Entry: Six or more photos of your final entry, showing top, front, both sides, back and all the important parts. Do not to post them in this thread, please PM me with links to your galleries, albums, etc. Also, a statement of the materials used, or better yet, a picture, is required this go around.

8: Please include some fluff or an explanation of the model/setting to allow the rest of us to fully appreciate your work. Last few competitions this was optional...now it is a must! we want to share your fluffy feeling about your models!

9: AMBITION: Push yourself. Try something new! Always wanted to use leds? Go for it! Fancied weathering powders? Here's your chance! I'll be looking at your galleries for previous work, entries etc. I want everyone to feel that their best has a fair shot at this.

10: Not so much a rule, but it wouldn't be the League of Extraordinary Riveters if there are no rivets. This also means similar small details are highly valued (rivets are the best example of this level of detailing).

11. THE RULE OF COOL trumps all.

If you are unsure of anything just ask away.

Winner is entitled to membership to the League of Extraordinary Riveters. You will be allowed to fly the League's banner and be recognised as a modeller devoted to Rivets.

Prizes: aside from that warm fuzzy feeling, I'm sure I will come up with something soon!

After the competition has ended a people's choice poll will be started to let the your fellow Dakkanauts judge you as well. Which entitles you to more warm feelings inside and the bragging rights that your peers love your work.

Judge: Guildenstern (me!)

^_^ Go forth and BUILD!

CURRENT ENTRANTS:
Ruglud
TheEyeOfNight
Littletower
mad_eddy_13
KINGPIN54
Tactical_Spam
Viktor Von Domm
mxwllmdr
GamesEtc
MagosBiff90
OneManNoodles (provisionally! )
Camkierhi
TheMuppetMaster
Ubl1k
inflatable love badger
inmygravenimage - entry rec'd
Grimdork - entry rec'd
Kleggt




*feel lucky - my husband suggested 'Big Balls' when I was discussing topic ideas amongst the throng at home!

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

I'll chuck my hat in...

Oh and updated HTML code for the comp banner...
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Note: change all the "{" to "["

   
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Awesome sauce ^_^ you're up

thanks for the banner bit, I couldn't quite figure such out

   
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School starting, work calling, too many projects in the queue to count....

I'm in.

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Sgt. Vanden- And now I'm a whale with panties. Can't see how this day can get any better.

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Beyond the Beltway

Sig updated. Surveying the huge table of shame that I have built this year I don't think I'll have time to start something new. But I can still cheerlead


   
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 TheEyeOfNight wrote:
School starting, work calling, too many projects in the queue to count....

I'm in.


lol you sound like me!

and updated

   
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By the foot of the Andes

Long queue of unfinished things, little time... On the other hand, it's been too long since I mashed something up...

Pencil me in on water, and we'll see.

Will update the banner once I get something with an actual keyboard to write with!

 
   
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I'm in, as usual I have no idea what to make.

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I am considering cookies - and not the internet kind - for the winner! So get cracking

   
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Count me in again, let's go green!!!!
Don't know what I will be attempting, but that's half the fun.
   
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The Dog-house

I might try this time...

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koooaei- Emperor: I envy your nipplehorns. <Magnus goes red. Permanently>
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 Tactical_Spam wrote:
I might try this time...


Go for it =D

I went ahead and put you on the list, but if you'd rather not be on it yet, just lemme know

   
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Berlin Germany

cookies...? how can anyone refuse to join?

so...i am in...will need to think about what to do tho...my junk collection is verging on the epic... so too much choices there^^

   
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I'm in.

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I think once again my motormouth has brought me into deep... - Viktor Von Domm
he knows no pain...nor fear, he is a riveteer - Viktor Von Domm
We don't do generic, mainstream, normal, or anything of the sort! ^^ - Shrike
You build fething Titans Henry Ford style Max!! - DSteingass

 
   
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Yay more grist for the Doomwheel!!!! err I mean "updated" yeah, yeah, that's it

   
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Cookeville, TN; USA

I'm in. No idea what yet, but in.


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Clacks Scotland

IN!!

As my father once said to me : You cant polish a turd... but you can roll it in glitter!
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Put me down provisionally, It's been a while since I've taken part.




 
   
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updated for today can't wait to see what everybody comes up with!

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

With baby #3 due on 3rd Feb, I shall merely lurk with interest, and try not to get suckered in to making something for my Poison Ivy crew

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

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Not where I should be

In. Of course.

Get your game heads on boys and girls, I am well up for this one.....




 
   
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Jamestown, CA, 'Merica

Newly returned to the scene and would love in!

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South Africa

Im in sounds like the perfect opportunity to build up some orky goodness

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Salisbury

This looks like fun, sign me up! My lady has been in hospital a long time and I've been scavenging all the bits left lying around, nurses have even started collecting them for me! Never scratch built scenery before so it might be pretty basic, do we post a WIP of materials before we start building stuff?

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 Inflatable love badger wrote:
This looks like fun, sign me up! My lady has been in hospital a long time and I've been scavenging all the bits left lying around, nurses have even started collecting them for me! Never scratch built scenery before so it might be pretty basic, do we post a WIP of materials before we start building stuff?


Sorry to hear about your lady =(

And a materials WIP pic is perfect yup!


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With baby #3 due on 3rd Feb, I shall merely lurk with interest, and try not to get suckered in to making something for my Poison Ivy crew


That is very cool ^_^ I have three boys, they're a handful! but so many gamers is nice

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In the spirit of the challenge I intend to do lots of rivets is there any special technique to this?
I have picked up a nail art kit and plan to drill ting civets and then glue a very bead into each one, applying glue with a cocktail stick. Looks like long fiddly work, anyone have any tips?

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Not where I should be

You sir have come to the right place! Rivets you say, well........

There are dozens if not hundreds of ways of applying rivets.

The only true way its to get some mild steel rod, and heat it.........




 
   
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Salisbury

Do I need to buy an anvil for this?

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Just to show that I am still keeping an eye on things in DDakka and that I may start posting a bit more soon...*

Rivets can be made by the following methods:

Chopping polystyrene rods (effective, you can choose the size you want, a little tedious)

Using water-filter beads and drilling pits for them (effective, very tedious and sometimes hit and miss, expensive if you don't actually use the filters)
You do also get some nice scale gravel too... with more effort...
Spoiler:

Spoiler:

Other small round beads can be used like this also.

Nail-art beads can be found in many sizes and stuck on with no extra effort (unlike the round beads above, don't go quite as small as the above beads or plastic rods).

You can also use small drops of glue (CA or PVA), applied with a small point like a cocktail stick. (hit and miss, gets better with practice, unlimited supply).

I have also used left over milliput (GS would also work), that I've rolled into a thin sausage and left to almost fully set (otherwise you'll squash the rivets), then cut into rivets. This also lets you choose the size of your rivets and uses up that bit of putty that you always have left over.
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I've also seen a tutorial of using an automatic pencil to press recessed rivets (little rings) into putty (for when you are sculpting). You could lay down a thin strip of putty and then do this for a change.

Camkierhi has championed a method of using a hot metal cylinder (can be attached to a soldering iron) to melt in recessed rivets into plastic.

Any of the other techniques can produce recessed rivets by making a hole larger than the rivet and gluing the rivet into the centre of the hole (can be tricky to get them central).

and I'm probably missing some more, but that should keep you going for a while.

EDIT: and you can use pins; drill a hole to insert the shaft (cut to length before or after) and leave the head of the pin as the rivet on the surface.

*I will start to post on people blogs soon, and my desk is now available for me to continue with the Lynx... Once I've dragged myself away from the post-apocalypse.

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MMMMMmmm rivity goodness!!!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/591094.page

Maybe a tad late... but his is how I do mine... have some images of the 1mm type in my gallery now also!

Cheers,

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