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 Dr H wrote:
Good start to both of you, Cam' and Vik.

I have a feeling of where you are going, Cam'. But I'll wait and see if it does end up with the certain film franchise I'm thinking of; don't want to spoil your surprise.

That's looking a bit bathroom-like there, Vik.

Stormwall wrote:... Fallout fans eh?
Considering I sell sculpts of Fallout-inspired pieces, you could say so.

As for the vault entrance; The definition of a trapdoor that I read said that it is a hatch that is flush to the surface of a floor or ceiling. Your vault entrance could be defined as a hatch, so put it on the ground (as seen in the trailer for Fallout 4) and it could be a trapdoor.

Or, have that in a cliff-face and have a "secret" trapdoor on top of the cliff.


Guuuuuyyysss. I was being sarcastic. (Love all the Fallout stuff on these forums. ) So, I am currently trying to come up with some acronyms for my piece and I think I will be pushing myself by trying out winter for the first time.

Edit: Got two now after brainstorming all day, and I am just going to leave them as hints. Northern American Transit, Rail, and Energy also known as NATRAE, and ATLAS Targeting and Defense.

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 whalemusic360 wrote:
Alph, I expect like 90 sets of orange/blue from you.
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

So guys, as the 7 week mark approaches, how we getting on?

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Illinois

Poorly . Although I said from the beginning that I wanted to participate, not that I would manage something... Still moving stuff from old house and the new little one is imminent... I'll swing by if I manage anything though


Still planned for my next hobby time should I get any.

 
   
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I made a concept sketch and I am working on the base as we speak. Sorry for potato quality, lazy upload I'm afraid to say.

I've also started learning how to greenstuff.. very distracting.



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 whalemusic360 wrote:
Alph, I expect like 90 sets of orange/blue from you.
 
   
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I may be late to join this one, but I have balls and I have a plan



They are float balls for toilet flushes, I found them in a UK store called Wilko's (used to be called Wilkinson's) for the earth-shattering price of £0.99 each, they seem to be made from acrylic, and I thought what the hell, they'd make awesome gas or fluid containers for an industrial terrain setting. The trap door will be for a ladder to reach a walkway on the top and maybe inspection hatches as well, trapdoors everywhere.

Each ball is 120mm diameter so they are not exactly small, ATM my idea is to make a base with the two balls side-by-side with a connecting block in-between and buttresses to cradle the balls, which will give me some where to add some details. Also the buttresses will serve as supports for a some sort of platform or walkway some 75% up or on the top. I'll have to cover or remove the manufacturers marks and figure a way of making a base that they will sit comfortably and safely on, in this case I'd like my balls to stick.

As far as painting, ground: concrete, Balls: blue, buttresses: Beige, metalwork: rusty.

OMN.




 
   
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Illinois

That is pretty awesome, I think I need to go seek out a similar store

Props for sneaking in stuff like 'cradle the balls' without breaking stride

Also Balls: blue... genius.

 
   
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Man he's already won, sneaking that stuff in there.


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 whalemusic360 wrote:
Alph, I expect like 90 sets of orange/blue from you.
 
   
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Not where I should be

Excellent stuff, good to see OMN coming aboard. Interested to see where you go with yours Stormwall.

Progress is on going for me, but can only really work weekends at the moment, so slow going.

Come on peeps lets see what you got. Still tons of time to join in.




 
   
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Over the river, through the woods

i am coming in to check as often as i can, but i am moving, and my girlfriend's work schedule will not allow for her to help much. hope to be fully moved in by this weekend, and everything sorted into at least a workable situation by the following week.

we should get someone to work on a Dakka app...

OMN--how big are those balls? they appear fairly sizable.


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So, I'm scrapping my venus fly trap idea.

It is WAY beyond my limited skills.

I don't have any other ideas at the moment.

If inspiration should strike, I will do my best to pull something together.

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Beyond the Beltway

Just two balls, Noodles? They are red though. Better red ones than, oh, say blue ones

Nifty ideas here.

Bear in mind that tanks tend to have escape hatches in the floor. A trap door of sorts, no?

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The balls are approximately grapefruit size, each is a sphere of 110mm with a 120mm diameter rim running around them, with a screw on attachment point at the base.

The rim was a bit rough, mold lines, so I've had to clean that up a bit.

Yes only two, I figured I might get funny looks carrying around 3 or 4, plus as it is the base for this little construction is going to be around A4 size.

@ Red harvest: That's a good Idea, I hadn't thought of putting a hatch near the bottom.

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So unfortunately, I've been incredibly trying to move into my new apartment. And none of my wargaming stuff (including my hobby equipment) has arrived from being shipped across the ocean. So, I have basically nothing done, and won't be able to produce anything of quality in time, if my stuff even arrives before the deadline :(

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Mostly, on my phone.

^ Hey Enigwolf, don't sweat it. RL intrudes, it is the nature of these things.

And everyone else, time to step up a gear! Just 6 Weeks to go!

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Not where I should be

Got me a trap door...



Lets see some WIP guys....




 
   
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The jenga bricks of doom are assembling...

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Illinois

Great work Cam

I'm considering breaking down and making something out of these project bricks

They're kind of a large scale for construction materials compared to 28mm models, though they *did* make the pyramids and similar out of pretty enormous blocks...

Seems like a decent start to generic dungeon walls, something to get started with before trying the likely harder natural stone I wanted to work with.

Move, plus new baby.. means more time crunch than usual. In the next couple of weeks I hope to fill out my hobby workspace with the furniture, tools, and supplies that are currently packed away.. then I'll try to build something

 
   
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Good job Cam'.

Get fiddling with your balls, OMN.

Plenty of time to get going, the rest of you.

Grim', hk1x1 sells bricks too (at least I assume that he still sells them). How the price compares (being he's in the UK) I don't know. But worth a gander.



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Illinois

Hmm, it's a thought. I went ahead and picked up a container of project bricks today at the local hobby lobby just because it was close. Gonna track how much I can make with one box and decide if it was worth the 10 bucks.

Should get started soonish, after I finish assembling the mega-desk I should be able to start filtering the hobby goods into the basement.

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Excellent stuff guys, keep up the hard work!

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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Mostly, on my phone.

Just a wee bump guys, and you may have noticed we're on the front page of dakka today, so let's show them what we're made of! Or making out of. Or something

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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Berlin Germany

so....we don´t want to disappoint anyone...so...here goes...progress^^







imagine filth...sewer like underground station and all that...middle section is the key point here...will have lots of "actors"...

more to come...soonish...as i have been distracted...by making a dungeon....where i plan to add a trapdoor too

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

That is filthy. Bravo!

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Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

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Berlin Germany

filth...achived...check!

   
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Nice work, Vik. Good effect, and I like the pillar holding up one corner, gives a nice sense of space beyond the boundary.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

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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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Boy, that's sumthin' else Vik... wow. Very realistic!

   
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Looking great Vik!

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Illinois

So I'm looking into using these project bricks to form the basis of the dungeon walls, at least for parts of my dungeon scenery that are dungeons... as opposed to caves. Man made (really big) brick/stone structures that is. Underground of course, or they wouldn't be dungeons.. Bah, rambling. Anyway, I'm trying to decide on 2 or 3 bricks high. The first is a little short, but gives you a bit of that 2.5D view angle/photo opportunity. The other option for 3 bricks is almost guaranteed to fit any regular 28mm type heroes, and even some pretty large monsters, though it does seem like space efficiency is important when building underground what with all of the digging and structural integrity stuff. From the five shots below, what do you guys think? 2 high or 3 high? Also I'll probably just cut things off to make flush door openings , rather than stacking them to the side like that. Trapdoor to come later once I've figured out how I want to build my buildings.
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As you say, Grim', 2 high would be good for gaming. Whereas 3 high is better for realism / dioramas.

And it depends on what you plan to do with it.
2 high won't let you add much to the walls, as it's a bit low for wall hangings (be they pictures, tapestries, or people manacled to the walls... "They only hung me the right way up yesterday...").

You could do the inner walls 2 high, and then the perimeter walls 3 high. Or do the corridors (which are narrow to get hands in) 2 high, and the rooms 3 high (to give you space to add decoration).

What are the bricks made out of?


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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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Illinois

I'm pretty sure good old 'gets melted by more things than you'd think, believe me we've looked into it' styrofoam, with some kind of paint on it. I reckon I'll be airbrushing the pieces as airbrush+terrain=win, so no worries about melting it. Costs 10-15 bucks for 300 of them, gonna put a few pieces together and consider the cost at that point. Easier to game with and less expensive in cost, 2H has it's merits. But I dunno... I like my terrain to look good and so 3H has a strong stance as well.

I think they'd be good for people doing the whole 2.5D stuff too, just a single row high to denote your walls.

The tapestries/prisoners thing really makes me lean towards 3 high

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