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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

I love the Adeptus Mech water wheel!

The easiest simplest technology known to man and they put their cyber skull cog on it. Really shows how superstitious the Imperium can be.

They'll take credit for anything won't they?


 
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Lol

Maybe I should put their logo on all the plaster castings im working on today too





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Hey guys,

Does anyone have a good recommendation for glue for plaster castings going onto a vertical Extruded Polystyrene wall?

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Shas'la with Pulse Carbine




United States

I feel like we are getting the point where we will need another video update detailing this progress. Maybe at the end of the month or something.
   
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Krazed Killa Kan





New York City

And I thought my projects were ambitious and never rending. This board is incredible.

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Terrain I'm making.
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I do commissions. If you are interested send me a PM and we can talk concepts and pricing. 
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Thanks guys. I’ll definitely shoot another video once we get some plaster onto the exterior city boards. I hope that’s in the next couple weeks but who knows with this mill build.

Here are a couple things I’m working on

1) better rock formations for exterior board and dry creek bed.

The rock mold we had were just too small imo so we got some new ones form woodland scenics. These will work much better for long creek runs or other exposed areas in the fields



These are nice and deep too.



Which is good but they are also a little cheap. Everyone I’ve ever purchased has gotten a rip pretty quickly. The best solution. Right Stuff silicone repair for car hoses. Found at your local car parts store



This can be used to glue molds back together or other mold adhesive needs. Here it is spread over the outside of my brand new rock mold to glue a tear back together



2) converted chimera bridge layer



Still very much a WIP.



Not even sure if I will be able to have it working. May just end up being just the bridge glued onto the board somewhere but we will see



   
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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Houston, TX

Wow, the mill is going to be great. And very unique idea, too.

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.  
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Holy
Jesus

I don't hop on Dakka for three months and suddenly my favourite battlefield project has not only become insanely detailed, but also doubled in size??!!! I seriously can't wait to see this project finished.
Also, as for the Chimera Bridge thingy, you could consider replacing the joints with metal rods, so it moves in a smoother manner.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Eastern Ontario

I love watching this project unfold but the scope creep gives me some serious anxiety.

Not that I'm one to talk with my own hobby projects, but still.

Can't wait to see more, all the same!

Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment. 
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Decent point on the scope creep but I think it’s ok for a few reasons:

1. because we always really wanted a section outside the city. Hence me trying so hard to track down trench models

2. We are stalling just a little in hopes of getting a set of forge world imperial fortress walls

3. We need a break from some of the City projects we were stuck on

4. I Honestly don’t think any of the battlefield section boards are going to be nearly as difficult as the city projects. It lets us express ourselves and make progress at a much quicker pace which is very motivating for the project as a whole

I’m also excited for kirque’s mill. Here’s an update pic of one spoke





Thanks again guys. I hope to make some better progress this weekend and will post soon
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






   
Made in us
Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Houston, TX

Every part of this endeavor is an impressive project on its own, and the mill is certainly no exception. The scratch building is looking great so far.

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






Yeah. I really like it. Here are some More WIP pics of it and it’s accessory building in place



There will be a connecting tunnel





With the wheel off



And adding some battle damage to the building




   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






And what I’ve been working on.

Replacing on the stairs and walkways in front of the cathedral. If you can tell this is a pain but they just didn’t look good enough.



Now I think I need to make new railing casts for the stairs too. Ugh
   
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Courageous Questing Knight





Philadelphia

Keep it up dude - this is dad/homeowner goals in the future for me!

If you ever use reddit - we'd love for you to post your stuff ont he Terrainbuilding board they have there. This is literally INSANE

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Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

I was just going to say that bit with r/TerrainBuilding. This project would quite probably be one of the best ones ever posted on that sub.

   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Hey ember and Steve,

Great idea. I Iove me some Reddit. I follow that sub and never thought our project fit but maybe I’ll give it a shot the day we do our plaster or something like that.

Thanks

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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Project update:

Added plaster to one of the three exterior boards today.

Mix is:
2 cups plaster
2 cups eco insulation
1.5 cups water
2 squeezes brown paint
2 squeezes black paint

Time lapse video here:
https://youtu.be/CPWfm-pwY_s

Photos



















im really happy with the texture. Let us know your thoughts

Next steps:
Greenstuff sandbags, tons
Soil and brown grout mix painted over board
Then, on to next board obviously
   
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Wicked Canoptek Wraith






Nice tracks around the bridge!

   
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Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Please be wary of textured paint/grout, ti'll take out the textures you've made/fill in your road tracks if not careful!

--B.


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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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Thanks Brian. I’ll do some testing and go light on the application

Here’s what I’m working on during the quarantine

   
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[DCM]
Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

It is a wonder to be hold. I look forward to each update.

Do you have an expected completion date yet?

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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Death-Dealing Ultramarine Devastator





Australia

Wow this is a huge project! Look forward to seeing your progress

 
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Hey guys,

Does anyone have experience with epoxy weld type products? Like: Are they really required for titans, how should I be mixing the two parts and what are they best used for?

I would prefer to just use super glue, pinning and quick set for the Titan. This two part epoxy says it takes 10 hours to cure

   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Just spending my Saturday morning baking some dirt.






Finished product



Close up 1. (I love the texture)



Close up 2




The compound is 1 part dry soil/1 part sanded grout (polygrout- earth color)

Some of the areas are premixed with the water glue and some black paint to be a little more muddy. The rest is elmers glue brushed on, 50/50 mix sprinkled on, then sprayed with alcohol, then sprayed with 50/50 glue and water mix


Time lapse of the process
https://youtu.be/XyVc58ntLco

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Death-Dealing Ultramarine Devastator





Australia

Looks great! That dirt looks really dirty

 
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Got a layer of the base plaster (plaster/eco-insulation) on the middle (no mans land) board last night with the Mrs.



Came out a lot clumpier than the mix we put on the trench board.



Not sure why but will probably add another just sand and plaster layer before moving onto the soil/grout mix. Which I had just started baking



Not sure how I’m going to find plaster right now though :(

   
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Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





Toronto

Absolutely stunning work!

 
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Not much action on here. I hope this post finds you all well and staying safe

I’m continuing to use my extra time (isn’t much. Work is actually busier) to work on the board.

Here’s the dead zone with the plaster and the grout/soil mix







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Boom! Leman Russ Commander





The Shire(s)

Looking good! I am continuing to follow this with interest


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 btoliver311 wrote:
I’m continuing to use my extra time (isn’t much. Work is actually busier) to work on the board.


I feel your pain, I'm in the same boat!

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 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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Made a half dozen sandbags out of greenstuff. They looked good for a bit but then I just kept messing with them. Hope the thumb prints look like texture later



Then I made another half dozen and applied them onto the top of the trench walls. They obviously set differently There due to all the ups and downs, they had to be sculpted to sag more. However, the first thing I did was cover the resin wall in Vaseline so I could pull them back off



Now I’ve taken them all out separately. Glued each one to a one by one Lego and set them in a small tray to make molds because we are going to need a lot!




I poured the silicone a few hours ago so hopefully I’ll be able to cut out and post an update tomorrow

   
 
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