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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Good work on the terrain pieces. I like the round tank-like one with the mesh.

Good work on the marines too.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

I'd personally go for the tech-ish rebreather head - but I'd certainly use the other one on a different Minotaur.

   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Nerdfest's gaming board in a day! well it's nearly finished at least, I wanted to see how cheap and quickly I could produce a gaming terrain board on top of my table I went to my local Bunnings and bought 2 packs of cork tiles, a bag of filler powder and 3 cans of spray paint, a rust red, black and a sand colour, and it cost me $46 dollars.

So the first thing I did was grab my cork boards and snap a few to make some nice cracks and crevices, then glue them down in a configuration I thought would allow a few decent set ups on top of them and then scraped some more shallow lines in a few for detail.





Next I mixed up the filler powder with a liberal dollop of $1 Acrylic paint and wood glue and added some cork shavings from where I scratched in the detail and I also added a few handfuls of dirt right from the garden




it made a nice light brownish grey cement texture which I just plonked over the board and used my hands to smear it all over the board, it doesn't have to be thick since it's for texture but I pushed it towards the straight edges to blend them in. amazing how different it looks with just some coloured filler and grit looks!




next I used the black spraypaint to darken some lines and edges and give it a low shading from different angles.



now next up I wanted to have the board look similar to my bases on my Minotaurs so i went for a red rust colour and liberally coated the board.




the last part at this stage is where it comes together by lightly going over the board again but with the sand colour spray, it lets the red show through but makes it more natural.






so that's what i've done so far and it has only taken me about 1.5 hours to get to this point, next i'll make a wash with the black acrylic and darken parts then drybrush some more light details

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" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Brilliant work, see you are mastering this terrain malarkey after all. Should be finished by now then!

You know what would look really good against that colour..............................greenskins!!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Nice cracked board Damo! cork is wonderful stuff.

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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I love the color choice I actually picked up some fine sand from the dollar store this morning which is about the same color. I've started looking in the dollar shop floral sections (and tchotchkes like sand and sea shells) for basing materials.

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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Table looks great Damo, I think green Deathguard would look good on it.
   
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Nasty Nob






That's a great looking landscape. Only 1.5 hours you say? Impressive!


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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Thanks guys, yep only 1.5 hours so far! I spent another 20 minutes today with just black acrylic and water adding some depth to some parts, only a drybrush of light sand again and some water effects in areas just for fun even if it makes no geological sense! :-) I added a small pipe for just that eventuality.

hopefully it'll work as a board for everything I want, 40K. cityfight, Necromunda


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Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Great looking board, Damo - and in such a short time, too!

   
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Would be great for a game of Dark Age too!

Well done!

   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Thanks guys, yep a pretty fast turnaround so far! I got inspired by working on the Armies on Parade boards, I thought 'hell, I can make my own just as easily' and I did :-) it'll look great with yellowish buildings on it. I'll probably finish it with some very basic work over the next few days and then I'll start on the terrain buildings and some scatter terrain while i'm finishing up the two rhinos and the landraider I started the other day.

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






A little bit of work on the Mino's vehicles, I got the main colour done on the hulls

I'll do the reds next and then re look at the main colour if it needs to be darker or more silver on edges. I also think I like the Greek head on the gunner suits the army I think.






Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

The motorpool is taking shape!

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





UK

So much goodness ! Cracking work Damo !
The board looks fantastic !

   
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Australia

Stunning

   
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Tough Tyrant Guard





Auckland, NZ

Heh, love the peek a boo marine on the left vehicle, I'm liking how they are looking thus far, cool weathering technique on the bigger panels.

Also, as someone whose main army is based on red planet, I really like that game board you have made... seems pretty simple, yet looks great.

Nice work

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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Love the simplicity of the scheme on these, looks practical and totally how they should be. Nice work so far.

Board is looking perfect bud.




 
   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Awww thanks guys i'm pretty pleased with the board myself! and if I even want to change it up it just needs a new paint job! plenty of scope for fun times ahead. The Mino vehicles are a funny thing, they look pretty ordinary and a bit too beaten in places but I started on the reds today and after the first 3 successive highlights it looks completely different now just that one higher quality spot colour and it's pop-o-rama

I'll show you guys soon but I had to nip off to work today

also in the pipeline is 3 little Admech style characters for RiTides and we've been talking about some more Dropfleet models but more ground assault this time which will be great fun to paint, i'll let him chime in on whats coming when he gets here.....


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And a random question, is it possible to have an eldar army with just bikes and tanks and banshees?

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" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I'd think so. I mean you can always do an auxiliary detachment. Even with a patrol detachment you'd only need one troop (could be 5 dire avengers) & one HQ... then you'd get 3 of each slot. If you're going to have 3 tanks or 3 units of banshees... add an HQ to each and you've got legal formations that actually get you 1 CP each.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

Cork is a great start for boards. I used cork on mine too and loved it
   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Reds on the vehicles are done! looking good now, just need to do all the other parts now lenses, wings and Mino symbols and door details then tracks and the gunners head and they'll be all ready to roll onto the board!

the red really does pop against the metal, i'll do some minor weathering on the panels and then think about what to paint next for them!








Only 3 days until I have my 5 weeks off work! which means I'll be off to the U.S.A soon to get married and have a great time running amok and enjoying myself

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Vehicles are looking great Nerdy. Love the bull heads on the front of the rhinos... very dynamic.

   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending







OOoof... that RED! Simply stunning, nerd.

Also yaaaay for vacation (and marriage!)! Going anywhere nice in the US?

   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Thanks guys, looking forward to my vacation, we're going to Las Vegas and then to Hawaii for rest and relaxation! i've a week next week before we go away to just get organised so i'll finish the vehicles and paint RiTides 3 little dudes then just count down to my time away!

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice work on the tanks.

Have a good holiday.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

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Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Have a great trip, Damo!

Love the deep reds on the tanks. They need just a touch of scratching to tie them in with the beaten-to-hell-and-back hulls. Just like the dread.

   
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Under the couch

Tanks are looking great!

 
   
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UK

Awesome work Damo !
Don't spend everything in Vegas!!

   
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