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Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

Welcome my friends, to the 24th round of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition!

Pimpin' Aint Easy

Ok, so before anyone gets all up in arms over the slightly non-PC contest title, were talking about the informal verb here, not the world's second oldest profession....


pimp
/pimp/

verb
1. act as a pimp.
2.
informal
make (something) more showy or impressive.
"he pimped up the car with spoilers and twin-spoke 18-inch alloys"



The name of the game is (still!) terrain building.
The League's aim is to encourage our fellow gamers/model-makers to kick it up a notch while building terrain for their tabletop, be it for wargames, board games or dioramas. We encourage participants to use this thread to trade ideas, inspiration, encouragement and feedback. Everyone is a winner in a League competition. Because, in the end, your entry is also your prize (and it's just what you wanted, we're good like that) However the Winneriest (Winnermost? most Winsom?) will ascend to Leagedom, pick the topic for the next round and be judge, jury and riveter.

If you haven't taken part before, check out the rules and previous rounds. (linked below.)

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 skill, experience, ability, etc.
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!

Past 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" (OneManNoodles)
Contest #14 "Making something extraordinary from the ordinary" (Dr H)
Contest #15 "The Trapdoor" (nmygravenimage)
Contest #16 "Got Wood?" (Viktor Von Doom)
Contest #17 "The (re)cycle of Life" (Guildenstern)
Contest #18 "The Portal" (inmygravenimage)
Contest #19 "Let it Flow!" (Camkierhi)
Contest #20 "Noise Polution" (Tek Thornison)
Contest # 21 "CARD-inal Sins" (Camkierhi)
Contest # 22 "A Series of Tubes" (Cleatus)
Contest # 23 "Child's Play" (Z-Ray)

We now return to our scheduled program...

In honor of the father of the LoER Terrain Contest (dsteingass), whose terrain projects have inspired me to always improve my craft...and just in time for the new Necromunda release...this round's theme is "Pimpin' Aint Easy".



Ok, so you all have a favorite game board or bit of printed card scenery that has inspired you to build it in the glorious, rivet-covered Third Dimension at one point or another, am i right? (if not, start going through your card scenery and board games to getting inspired!)
This is similar in spirit to the "Pimp my Boardgame" contest that runs over on Boardgamegeek.com, which was inspired by the popular culture oddity "Pimp My Ride".
Your task is to model something that is printed on (or is inspired by) a board game board, or piece of card scenery (think 1995 Necromunda or other similar scenery that has 2D art that is meant to look like 3D texture or terrain).
This could be as simple as 2 or 3 Settlers of Catan tiles, or a small room from Warhammer Quest or Descent, to as complex and involved as a tile from Deathwatch: Overkill, or even a full board game board. (Check out dsteingass' project blog for examples of what I'm talking about)
Alternatively, instead of 3D-ifying a piece of 2D game art (I'll be honest, that's really what I want to see the most), you could create some sort of terrain feature that shows off something that has been 'blinged' or 'pimped'. This could be a wrecked buggy that has been embellished with decorations (think Mad Max), an open market stall that has been covered with colorful bangles and exotic wares to attract the most potential customers, or an underhive night-club with garish neon signs and flashing lights.
Your work can be in any scale, for any system/purpose. All terrain is equal in the eyes of the League (...except of course for the specific purpose of judging competitions...)

Please post as many WIP shots as you can (starting with your raw materials if possible) We all like to see how others work (and perhaps we can learn a few things from each other along the way) Regular posts in this thread at the top of the page allowing more people to find this contest. (This of course means you'll have more competition but it will just be that much sweeter when you eventually win and in front of a bigger audience too) Posting WIP shots, allows others to give feedback, share Ideas and engage in banter (a little trash talk is encouraged to help motivate the participants, but keep it civil and clean).

IMPORTANT!
while I want to see plenty of WIP pics, don't post your finished project here. We want to save that for the big reveal and people's choice vote.
When you are finished, PM me your pics for consideration by our expert judges: Myself and (Insert volunteer judge names here - former winners and LoER members please PM me if you'd like to help out?)

Speaking of Pics, Good photos win competitions, we can't judge what we can't see. And if you incorporate any lights, sounds or moving parts send a video so we can all bask in the warm glow of your mad modelling skills.


Rules:
1: Talk about fight cl...er...I mean...the Competition.
2: Talk about the Competition! Tell everyone. Post it in your blogs. Add the banner to your signature.
HTML code for the banner.....
{url=https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/744197.page#9690508]{img]http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/11/8/429237_md-.jpg{/img]{/url]
change all the "{" to "["
It should look and work like this one:



3: Must be completed by the deadline.
And when I say "must", I mean "around then". I hardly know what I'm going to do this weekend let alone in two months time and I hold all of you to the same lax standards as myself.
The Deadline is midnight on the 14th January 2018
My local time is PST/UTC-8 ( check it here for accuracy: California Time )
But anything sent on your local 14th of January will be accepted, I understand that some of us are a bit slower and tend to wait until the last miunute. (Ehem...me..)

4: Your piece should be scratch-built or heavily converted. Model kit parts can be used, especially if used in an unusual way, but you will get more points for something you sculpt yourself, so keep that in mind. Unconventional parts are highly recommended in addition to those you will be using as part of this competition.

5: Your model should be a piece of terrain or a diorama that can be used for gaming purposes. It cannot be a playable model in itself (a crashed tank must stay crashed), but removable models (people) are fine.

6: Any scale, any setting and any board game or gaming system are welcome. A nice mixture of fantasy, sci-fi, historical, or modern will make this contest all the more interesting. If you don't play a game, that's fine too; just make a display piece, but keep rule 4 in mind.

7: The women are right, size doesn't matter. You can make as small or as large a model as you want. Bear in mind the time-scale and don't bite off more than you can chew. We've all made that mistake!

8: Final Entry: Six or more photos of your final entry, showing top, front, both sides, back and all the important parts - not to be posted in this thread. PM me with links to your galleries, albums, etc. As said above, please take the time to take the best photos that you can. Idealy your PM will include Photos, a description of what materials went into your entry and any specific techniques used, feel free to include some fluff/background/context to help everyone fully grasp your terrain genius.

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. This is very important, Another words it might not be the BEST model that wins, but the one that has shown themselves to have pushed that envelope.

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: Sprue. Find a use for the often discarded wonder material and bonus points will be yours.

12. Small bonus for being small, I have repeatedly seen amazing large pieces being made, and am guilty myself of such, however so many fall by the way side because the thing grows arms and legs and runs away with time. So a small bonus will be awarded to those who can give me a piece on a CD or less. This is not a hard and fast rule. See Rule #6 for size matters.

13. THE RULE OF COOL trumps all.

If you are unsure of anything just ask away.

Judging will be an Archaic formula of my own devising with bonuses for; creativity, coolness of concept, attention to detail (does it look like the art? Does it stick to the theme?)clever use of components/materials, the Judge's gut feeling and public voting.
Push yourself, folks. Go the extra mile.

Prizes:
Membership to the League of Extraordinary Riveters as top prize. You will be allowed to fly the League's banner and be recognized as a modeller devoted to Rivets.
Warm feelings inside and the bragging rights that your peers love your work. Also, to boost excitement and have a little bit more of a carrot to inspire people to finish and do their best work, I'd like to offer an actual prize to the judges' choice and the peoples' choice, haven't figured out what that is yet, but most likely a bit of custom built scatter terrain....open to suggestions!

Judges: Me and (Insert volunteer judge names here - former winners and LoER members please PM me if you'd like to help out?) for the main prize. For the People's Choice award - potentially EVERYONE ON DAKKA (no pressure)

Even if you are not entering, feel free to comment and offer up ideas, they really boost the community.

I think that's everything. LoER veterans, let me know if I missed any details.

That's it, people! Now quit reading this and go make some terrain!



PARTICIPANTS

Viktor von Domm
Z-Ray
Syro_
boundless08
kestral
Apollinaire
Guildenstern

INSPIRATION

Deathwatch: Overkill tiles by 'Rekrom' from aleatorblog.de.



Warhammer Quest (original) tiles by 'Goatmoerser' from aleatorblog.de.





Necromunda card terrain by 'dsteingass' here on Dakka.







Hero Quest furniture by 'Baramyne' over on HeroQuest Remaster






Zombicide tiles by Lien over on Boardgame Geek






A few more Necromunda pieces by myself...







Imperial Assault terrain by 'BulldogUK' over on Warseer





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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Er...in before I even have an idea...

As I am planning to build necromunda stuff atm this blends rather nicely into my schedule...win-win^^

   
Made in au
Screamin' Stormboy





New Zealand

Sweet! New comp! (not that I've been checking 5 times a day or anything)

I'm in, it's like the theme is tailor made for me, I'm already working on two projects that fit the theme...which to choose?
...
it has to be the one actually mentioned in the opening post. Nu-Cromunda!

I just know I'm going to keep trying to move and shoot through the 2D walls on the new necromunda tiles, so obviously I need 3D walls.
...Give me a second...

There you go, prototype (half painted Ork for scale)

...so how many of these will I need?...

...a lot...


first tiles worth of blanks (and proof of concept for corner pieces)

parts breakdown.

 
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Dunno if I'm in, but I'm certainly thinking about it. Kernel of an idea, certainly.

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot." Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."
Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven. :-)
 
   
Made in gb
Omnious Orc Shaman





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

How fortuitous that Necromunda has been re-released... Time to break out my 90s terrain for some inspiration (and maybe the odd game or two). Not saying i'm 'in', but we'll see.........


Ruglud's Blog
Once More Unto the Breach diorama blog
Conversions and scratchbuilds featuring a Thunderhawk & Thunderbolt
Random stuff blog

The tribe feasted upon Goblin-flesh long into the night - all except for Ruglud, who couldn't get his helmet off, and was reduced to sucking broth through a straw 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Sweet work z-ray... mind showing us how you've built up the prototype of the walls ? I see a lot of thinking went into these...

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Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

I'm In!
I love the idea of making a good looking 3D piece based off of an old card piece from a boardgame.

I've really enjoyed reading dsteingass' blog on necromunda terrain, in the past

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Btw...is there any source material out there of old necromunda terrain pieces that could help those of us who don't own any original game stuff? To work from those then as to simply make up something on your own?

   
Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

Welcome guys!

@Vik - Im not sure if I should be posting copyright material on the forums, but I bet they arent too difficult to find on the interwebz. I would start at Yaktribe, and if you don't have any luck there, there are several Necromunda facebook groups that you might have better luck with. Same goes for other GW classics like Space Crusade, Warhammer Quest and the like.

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Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

I'm planning on good old Hero Quest.

I saw in the description about 2-3 Settlers of Catan tiles, or a room from Warhammer Quest. Would I be able to remake a collection of the furniture from Hero Quest? Or should I stick more or less to a single piece?

   
Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

 Syro_ wrote:
I'm planning on good old Hero Quest.

I saw in the description about 2-3 Settlers of Catan tiles, or a room from Warhammer Quest. Would I be able to remake a collection of the furniture from Hero Quest? Or should I stick more or less to a single piece?


That sounds perfect!

   
Made in ie
Kroot Carnivore





Ireland

I'm in,and like Z-Ray I was jonesing pretty hard for this. Already have an idea and major respect for the Xhibit meme!

I actually have two ideas so far, one is standard okry(well gretchiny) because what can't you do with those, and another is Sisters of Battle style, but then I'll need to buy sisters of battle stuff... it was probably inevitable I'd start another army before the end of the year...

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
Made in us
Using Inks and Washes





at the keyboard

Hum I dunno...

not into necromunda tbh

will think of something likely however

always got terrain ideas floating about it's getting em down in reality that's a bit tougher lol

   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

@guildenstern, don't fret, if I take part my idea is for X-Wing

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot." Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."
Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven. :-)
 
   
Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Has everyone gotten to see this hilarious video before? I love it.



   
Made in us
Veteran Knight Baron in a Crusader







I did love the heroquest stuff. I've made a point to incorporate bits from the trashed childhood game in my adult hobby....

The alter on the back of my titan:



The sarcophagus I put on the front my first dread - scratch built with plenty of cardboard and hot glue.

Not sure what I would do for this. 3-D zombicide would be pretty cool.

Or I could 3-D the Overkill tiles. They seems to available for $10 shipped on ebay.




Automatically Appended Next Post:
Anyone know the size of the overkill tiles?

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Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

 kestral wrote:



Or I could 3-D the Overkill tiles. They seems to available for $10 shipped on ebay.




Automatically Appended Next Post:
Anyone know the size of the overkill tiles?


Here you go Kestral...

Spoiler:


Spoiler:


Spoiler:



   
Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Fango, that's sweet that your ruler has the inches and mm starting at the same place and going in the same direction. Really useful for sharing measurements in this multinational community of Dakka.

   
Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

 Syro_ wrote:
Fango, that's sweet that your ruler has the inches and mm starting at the same place and going in the same direction. Really useful for sharing measurements in this multinational community of Dakka.


I thought it might come in handy....I do all of my measuring in inches, but I know most of the rest of the world uses metric. I hope it helps!

   
Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Here's the original furniture I have for Hero Quest:

I think the bookcases and fireplace will benefit most from being turned 3D.


I decided to start with the sorcerer's table, even though it is mostly 3D already. I just wanted to try making the tome/book.


The glue is still wet, making it hard to see details, but this is my progress so far.

   
Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

Just checking in to see how everyone is doing on their terrain projects...were coming into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the States, so I’m hoping some of you get a chance to spend a little bit more time on them...assuming you are getting some time off of work.

@Syro_ - excellent start! I can’t wait to see how that book turns out! I dug out my old copy of Hero Quest this past weekend and played it with my youngest daughter. It was great fun.

   
Made in us
Using Inks and Washes





at the keyboard



It begins....

I dunno what begins, but it's beginning anyway....

I have been thinking about this use of all the extra hundreds of square bases I have left over from the Ao'S#() debacle and came up with the above. Now to decide how I want to fill them precisely. Originally it was going to be a water area, like an extended fountain or some such but I may be going with another idea here. We'll have to see. No plan survives contact with the enemy.

   
Made in au
Screamin' Stormboy





New Zealand

I've finished making the last wall sections needed for the first mission in Nucromunda: Underhive and worked out how I am going to handle the conduit tiles


with parts breakdown


now I can get onto detailing and painting in preparation of getting the game this weekend

 
   
Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

 Fango wrote:
Just checking in to see how everyone is doing on their terrain projects...were coming into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the States, so I’m hoping some of you get a chance to spend a little bit more time on them...assuming you are getting some time off of work.

@Syro_ - excellent start! I can’t wait to see how that book turns out! I dug out my old copy of Hero Quest this past weekend and played it with my youngest daughter. It was great fun.


Thanks Fango, that's awesome that you got to play Hero Quest with your daughter, it's been too long since I've gotten to play. Now that Thanksgiving is over, I'm hoping to devote a large section of the next three days to this comp, and other 40k projects.

   
Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

@Z-Ray, that drain looks really cool! I cant wait to see the completed walls!

@Guildenstern, I’m intrigued! I’m interested to see where this goes

@Syro_, I can’t wait to see your progress. I’m headed back home today after visiting family for the Thanksgiving holiday. I’m hoping to get some hobby time in later tonight and/or tomorrow.

   
Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

Thanks Fango, unfortunately I haven't felt well the entire break, so very little progress. I did make two more books, trying out different ideas for the book on the sorcerer table. They took longer than they look like they should have

I have them arranged from left to right in the order I started them. I think the middle one looks best.


I also made a mold of the side of the hero quest treasure chest, and made some sides to build from. I'm planning to sculpt the third completely.

Sorry if they pics aren't great, i took them with my phone since my cameras are out of batteries.

   
Made in us
Roarin' Runtherd





USA

I did some work on the treasure chests, and made a long piece of wood to cut up and make a treasure chest from. I'm really happy with how the wood grain came out.
(I had trouble getting both pieces to show clearly in one pic, sorry).




   
Made in au
Screamin' Stormboy





New Zealand

progress...


Digging the Heroquest furniture Syro_ Heroquest was my gateway to gaming so always have a soft spot for it.

 
   
Made in us
Raging Rat Ogre





Left Coast

@Syro_ - The treasure chests are looking great!

@Z-Ray - Look at all of those wonderful Rivets! Looking good!

I'm getting ready to dive in to a terrain project that fits this theme to help keep this contest near the top of the thread list...and hopefully to provide some more inspiration!

I am a little torn at the moment though, I have a Necromunda building in-progress (based off of one of the old card buidlings) but its a building that dsteingass has already done in his plog....and I'm also really in love with the Shadespire game-board art and feel inspired to re-create one of them in 3D.

Which would you guys like to see me work on?

   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

I think game board stuff, actually. Though I say that in my capacity as a LOER member, not as judge
Cardstock game pieces are also viable as part and parcel. So, for instance, here's a 3-D version of a scenic element from Mansions of Madness:

Keep riveting, team!

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot." Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."
Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven. :-)
 
   
 
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