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Made in us
Been Around the Block




New York

Thanks Archer!

I really like the sweep of the handle in relationship to the blade itself.

The handle was actually an old Chaos Warhorn that I cut the horn part off of.

   
Made in au
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!






Adelaide, Australia

Very cool figures, subd!

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Made in us
Been Around the Block




New York

Hey Guys,

So I am going to diverge away from 40k to give you guys a bit of an update.

Why haven't I done anything 40k related in a while?

Well it's because of this:

Little Bear Hill

As many of you know I am a practicing artist and I am also an art instructor. Well over the last several years I have been working towards starting an Artist Residency (a place for artists to come work in a fully equipped studio). Our investors backed out from the project after a major Hurricane hit NY in 2012. Then there was the birth of my son, I entered a "why me" phase, and I was passed up for a major teaching promotion. Last year I decided to take the risk myself with my wife, and we have been moving forward on our dream ever since.

So my wife and I are starting our Artists Residency, and we've decided not to let millionaire investors decide to pull out at the last minute to ruin everything we want to accomplish. We're going to start from the ground up, and we're going to build this thing ourselves, with any help we can get from anyone that wants to contribute.

We both resigned our jobs. We're leaving NY State completely, and we're moving to Oregon where we have acquired a small farm on which we can start our residency. We will be combining farming and an art studio to create what we believe will be a self sustaining creative environment that people from all over the world will want to visit. We have the property, we have half of the studio equipment we want (we have a fully functional printmaking studio), and we have a ton of support and interest from the artists who are interested in working with me and being on the property.

While I'm not trying to toot my own horn, for the purpose of this post I am going to "toot it".

I am one of only a few artists in my medium who are using "rapid prototype" technology to make 2D printed art. I use digital tools like laser cutters, cnc routers, 3D printers etc to make my artwork, or I use my knowledge of these tools to teach others how to make their artwork. The result has been a ton of support from creative individuals who want to see how this tech can help their art/creative venture/business.

Part of our goal in the long term is to offer an 'incubator' to 3D modelers who want to start their own miniature and game lines using 3D printers. All of my personal research into 3D printing has been how to create the best 3D printed results in a 28mm scale so that I can offer up my studio, and my services to any future creative individual that wants to print off prototypes and projects to see how their designs may be realized outside of the computer and in the physical realm.

We intend to offer our studio to any digital modeler who wants access to the technology required to 3D print their own miniature prototypes.

My life's work is my art, but my hobby has always been 40k, since I was 11 years old 40k has sustained me through some really difficult and dark times in my life as well as some amazing and fun times. 40k is as much a part of my identity as my beard, my musical tastes, my art work, etc. Our subculture is unique on this planet, we are still the punks, the bastards, and the outsiders in the Sci Fi world, and yet we are part of what I think is the coolest Sci Fi universe ever created.

Furthermore, I think the future for 28mm miniature design is bright and promising, and as my wife and I move forward we intend to keep an open line and an eye out in the gamer community for anyone who wants to utilize our studio. I have a line on some of the most innovative 3D printing tech on the planet and it is our hope to offer the best resolution prints to designers at a cost that FAR undercuts the "for profit" industry that is currently exploiting the hell out of people who want to 3D print their miniature parts.

If you want to help us get to our goal, a donation to our indiegogo account (in any amount) would be greatly appreciated. Our crowd funding campaign is currently running to help us fund the studio space (building the interior of our space) the 3D printers and a laser cutter. Our goal within the gaming community is to be a low cost source for 3D printing and laser cutting, and a place for designers to come and make their vision a reality.

Currently most of the perks available on our page are all art related, and if you want a piece of art by one of many world famous artists for your wall now would be a good time to get one hell of a deal. I'm also currently running a raffle for one of my images, printed in natural diamond dust of a child soldier that will go to one of the next 20 contributors.

If you're still reading this, I want to thank you for showing so much interest in what we are doing. We are for real with this endeavor, and we intend to write our own rules. Much like a small company that decided to take a risk in England and make "little metal men", we have decided it is our time to take our risk and see what happens. PM me if you have any further questions. We intend for our studio to be a creative space open to all individuals and 40k will very much be a part of it. If you can find it in your heart to throw us a little support we would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you, and best wishes.

Dylan McManus

   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

This is an amazing endeavor. I love art, the digital world and creativity all of my life. I am an Industrial Designer and Patternmaker in real life and have been using CNC machining, rapid prototyping and my hands to create everything from water pumps to bronze sculptures for more than half of my life.

Kudos to you and your family in pursuing a dream that I think will bring a little more life and interest to the world. I will be keeping an eye on your progress and if I ever manage to find myself in the USA I would try and look your escape up.

Stay strong and good luck.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in us
Been Around the Block




New York

Archer,

THANKS MAN! Dude when my machines go down can I pick your brain for solutions? I'm really happy to hear that you're of a similar background to me, what are you currently up to on your end? What projects have you excited (that you can talk about)?


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I had a pretty cool, and very fortunate turn of look this last month.



I ended up winning a copy of the Munitorum Edition limited release 7th Edition Rule Book. It arrived right before Easter Weekend and I had about one night to look through some of it. I must say I am VERY impressed with this collection. I'll admit I'm not 100% into the interior layout of the "fluff" portions of the 7th Edition book, or the Visions of Dark Millennium but I think that has more to do with the fact that with the internet we see all the cool illustrations before we get our hands on the book, because honestly despite me having seen 95% of the content of the edition online, the books are pretty sick!!!

Each book has a high quality printed cover that is on what looks like a fake gold leaf metallic sheet. The books are super nice, and as an artist I can say this limited edition is well worth the price for someone who has the money to spend on it. Despite me having a group where I play 7th Edition I wasn't intending on buying a copy of this rule set. The last rule set I bought was 4th Edition in Hardback. Someone gave me 6th, and I have a miniature version of 5th somewhere. But all and all I wasn't going to invest in 7th considering how quickly it came around.

That said though, 7th to me is the best version of 40k since 3rd Edition. I'm sure there are a ton of skeptics and haters, but for me it allows for what I consider to be a more creative game play. The open ended legality of the rules system allows for people to create awesome, fluff based lists that can actually win games and fit in the theme of the universe. It has a very Rogue Trader feel to it and I am all about it. Sure it allows for power playing, but I have honestly managed to win 80% of the games I play using a mixed list with no special characters, and no fliers, despite playing against people that "max" their lists.

All and all I like it. And I'm super excited I got my hands on this limited edition.

Thanks goes out to Rumor Monger, and awesome Bits Seller Spikey Bits for offering the contest.

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Made in us
Been Around the Block




New York

Hey Everyone,

Just an update on life.

So a week ago today I decided to drive to Manchester CT to enter a Crystal Brush Qualifier contest at a local store Battle Standard. I'm pretty happy with the results. I brought 5 entries. Single FIgure Sci Fi (wraith), Squad Sci Fi (Inquisitor w/ small retenue), Large Model Sci Fi (Chimera_, Open Category (knight), and Conversion (40k Beastman).

When I saw the other entries I was pretty sure I was going to loose out on all but conversion because that heavy handed stark highlight style that Bobby Wang and others perfected 15 years ago was in every category. Super stark highlights, no blending at all, just layer after layer after layer. It's a style of painting that looks really fake to me, but it takes a lot of skill to accomplish, and it to most people it's mind blowing. And it looks great from 2 feet away. My models require you get close to see the detail so I was sure I lost everything.

But I was surprised, I was competitive.

I won two gold. Sci Fi Large, and Sci Fi Squad. and Two runners up. Sci Fi single and I won "second place" (runner up) in the Open Category but it only had one prize so I didn't get a second place trophy.

One of my dreams as a kid was to enter and win a painting competition. I realized afterwards that it is literally my oldest living dream that doesn't involve traveling to mars or being an actual Space Marine. So I'm pretty happy.




   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Congrats on the results. Two firsts and two seconds is a pretty damned great result.

Your style may appear subtle from a distance. But you hope in a painting comp they go over the entries with a magnifying glass.

Now you have a couple of neat trophies under your belt you need to stay a little more positive next time around.

Good luck with future contests.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
 
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