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 Captain Brown wrote:
Warboss_Waaazag,

The dangling wires are a great idea.

I am curious at what you are going to do with the "Squirrel!" Project.

Cheers,

CB


Hey Captain Brown, thanks for the feedback. The "Squirrel" Project, and likely anything else industrial I work on in the next few months, are all part of a massive modular Spacehulk board I'm building in anticipation of running my friends through the Deathwatch Campaign I have been writing for the past few years (as found here). I originally intended to make sixty 6"x6" vignette terrain pieces, but my ambition grew larger than my origin. Thus the reason I started with the ridiculously large piece I've been posting up progress shots of. In an essence, the big piece is the true "squirrel". Whenever I'm done I hope to have enough pieces to create a contiguous derelict interior to cover two 6'x4' tables with, just so I have enough variety to never play on the same configuration twice.

The "Squirrel" vent is meant to be a stand alone piece that can be placed as scatter terrain and will likely get many friends of similar manufacture, considering the base piece costs less than a dollar and most of the details on it are made from garbage cardstock and coffee stirrer sticks. I'm cobbling a prototype so I can make a more comprehensive tutorial for this blog.

As far as that campaign is concerned, it is large, ever evolving, and just the beginning of my insane ambition to write what will likely become a dozen or more equally detailed campaigns for a variety of armies. If anyone has any requests (for instance I have two acquaintances who play Astra Militarum and Deathguard respectively and whose shared narrative is that they've been fighting for control of an abandoned mining world of blue sand and Brutalist Hablocks. I intend to surprise them with a custom Campaign along the lines of "Life and Death of Calumet" or some such title. So, if anyone has any requests, but understands it will be some time before I get to your suggestion, feel free to throw me some ideas. I'd love to hear from you all.

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Nice work, 'boss. Good shapes on the latest.


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Thanks, Dr H!

I tried my hand at super glue and baking soda weathering and was mildly impressed. I think I still prefer sand and white glue, but In combo with the other stuff. Didn't know what to expect so I used both techniques on the cup terrain tile first. The so-far results.



And then, after sealing the above, I went on to apply the same techniques to the larger piece. Details of the bulkheads:


Here I created the beginning of some stalactites (instead of using green stuff).


And the far side of the wall.


C&C always welcome. Thanks for looking. Have an awesome day.

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Mostly, on my phone.

It's a good method, but I agree, you want to combine stuff. The way I look at it, nothing weathers evenly anyway.

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Yep. Same page, graven.

For the upper deck I added sand. I wanted to create a heavily corroded look. Pretty sure I was successful with at least that. Baking sida is like the finest of fine sands. Microscopically small.


Then I went bonkers with the lower bulkheads.


This morning, I Woke up to a dried piece (I sprayed the whole thing down last night with a 30:70 mix of white glue:water to try to seal the baking soda and sand on) and discovered just how batsh!t crazy I went with the corrosion detailing. Hopefully paint will cure some of this madness.


C&C always welcome. Thanks for looking and have an awesome day.

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Excellent progress! And don't sweat the current appearance- once you get a lick of paint on I'm willing to bet you'll be very impressed. In addition to the irregular surface, the areas will absorb/take paint differently, depending on what all crud is built p there- natural shades and tones, as well as textures. Great stuff!

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Thanks, Cat!

I apologize for how dark these photos are. I took them at night, when I do a lot of my work. Both sides of the main wall are officially primed.


Tada! Now to weather the platform, build more staircases, and plate the ground floor. Hooray...


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Mostly, on my phone.

You forgot, "And to wire an embedded set of LEDs" seriously mate, looking great.

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Well, it took forever, but I finally started putting paint on this monster. I used a brand of super inexpensive acrylic paints called My Studio, mostly because they're like $.28 USD a bottle and have a good, smooth, consistent mix. My base coat is Feather grey, which is a nice dark blue-grey with minor green notes. It's impossible to duplicate a lot of these cheaper colors and an enormous waste of money to do so with your regular GW or Vallejo paints. For terrain, always go with the cheap stuff.


More pictures as more gets done.

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Mostly, on my phone.

Absolutely agree on the cheap paint. The other great thing is dirty paint water as cheap wash.

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Man, I didn't realize that when I buy Apple Barrel paints at 50 cents a bottle, I'm springing for the ritzy stuff!

Carry on painting- I'm watching closely because after painting human eyes, buildings are my weakest area of skill.

My strength? Dirty- very dirty- vehicles.

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I'll get back to the big build eventually folks, I lromise. I'm just on a model-building bender and wanted to post up some progress shots. The ruins I have no idea what I'm going to do with, the orky mek junk pile got heavily sanded to add texture and wear to the otherwise unrealistically smooth surfaces. And lastly, I assembled a bunch of urban decoration that will likely get a coat of paint and some weathering before I use it.



The hardest piece to build was the park benche because the slates were soooo thin.

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Mostly, on my phone.

Nice junk Good scatter too. Don't stress, build where the muse takes you.

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Surrey, BC - Canada

I have not seen a bus shelter like that other than train sets Warboss_Waaazag. Does you underhive have/did it have a bus service?

Cheers,

CB

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 Captain Brown wrote:
I have not seen a bus shelter like that other than train sets Warboss_Waaazag. Does you underhive have/did it have a bus service?

Cheers,

CB


Of course it does! That shelter will be getting a bunch of extra weathering, yet, so don't worry about how clean it looks at the moment.

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Affton, MO. USA

The benches look like a PITA to assemble. I remember doing similar items from Lasercutcard.?? My fat hands were no match for the tiny bits.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
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 Theophony wrote:
The benches look like a PITA to assemble. I remember doing similar items from Lasercutcard.?? My fat hands were no match for the tiny bits.


Yep, every slat was a separate piece. There's two in each box and I bought 3 boxes, but I'm unlikely to make anymore than just the one I've already done. Just removing them from the lasercut mdf was an immeasurable pain.

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 Warboss_Waaazag wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
The benches look like a PITA to assemble. I remember doing similar items from Lasercutcard.?? My fat hands were no match for the tiny bits.


Yep, every slat was a separate piece. There's two in each box and I bought 3 boxes, but I'm unlikely to make anymore than just the one I've already done. Just removing them from the lasercut mdf was an immeasurable pain.

Glad my 3D printer is humming along. I don’t have to fiddle with tiny bits....just all the intricate labor of setting everything up nice and adjustments all the time . Progress .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Yes, Theo. Progress. There's fiddling to be done, no matter what. I guess we measure progress by way of output? Speaking of which, how much did that 3D printer and set-up cost you, including spools of material and programs to make it work?

Speaking of progress, I did a tiny amount of work on my Space Hulk piece in that I drybrushed the walls and floor with a slightly lighter grey than was already on there.
Evidence:
so, here is a terrible picture of the original grey layered wall for reference

and here's that same wall with a layer of slightly lighter grey on it


here are three pictures of the other side showing how a combination of my weathering technique and my heavy drybrushing has contributed to the obliteration of details


and this is upper floor details


This is essentially color experiement 2, as experiment 1 was red and rusty, shown here:


I'm still not sure which I'm going to like more, but there's about a million more layers yet to do on this grey wall, so I'll keep us posted as I work on it. Thanks for looking C&C always appreciated. Have an awesome day!

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Affton, MO. USA

I like test color 2 .

The printer was just under $200 shipped. I’m using my chromebook that’s 4-5 years old to use free online software (astroprint.com) to do the slicing. I did buy a second memory micro SD card for $15 (totally optional as the Ender 3 came with the 8 Gb card. The first spool I used cost me $20 shipped from Walmart, though my latest buy was 3 spools for $50. But with the first spool I was able to produce
Spoiler:

Plus another building or two some plants (large Agave and a palm tree) and the other two sections of the paint rack are still in parts on the right side of that picture. I personally feel that I have easily made my money back off the first spool with all the terrain I have made.

Plus they have files for those type Bulkheads online. I’ve downloaded them for when I get back into SciFi.

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LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
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 Theophony wrote:
I like test color 2 .


By 2 do you mean the grey or the rusty red?

The printer was just under $200 shipped. I’m using my chromebook that’s 4-5 years old to use free online software (astroprint.com) to do the slicing. I did buy a second memory micro SD card for $15 (totally optional as the Ender 3 came with the 8 Gb card. The first spool I used cost me $20 shipped from Walmart, though my latest buy was 3 spools for $50. I personally feel that I have easily made my money back off the first spool with all the terrain I have made.

Plus they have files for those type Bulkheads online. I’ve downloaded them for when I get back into SciFi.


So basically, you've spent roughly $300 and it's already paid for itself. How easy is it to design terrain pieces with no practical experience at all, do you reckon? Like I have a roughly 6-7 year old PC. Would that be compatible? And what is the make, brand, etc of your 3D printer. Did you buy it from a particular store or site? Anything you can recommend?

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Affton, MO. USA

Not sure if designing, there’s thousands of files out there that I am just downloading and printing. My son has used tinkercad.com (freebie website) for school, he is 15. Not sure about your computer, I am not tech savvy (which should tell you how easy it is), I’m using about a 4-5 year old chromebook to do all my work.

I ordered from Creality.com, makers of the Ender series of FDM printers. They had great reviews on the Ender 3 (the basic model, which is what I got), and it is listed as the best printer for under $200 by a couple neutral websites. It shipped for free, took about 3 hours (only because the instructions are terrible drawings with no words to assemble, I played a YouTube assembly video, not the best, to watch and see him assemble it. Creality has videos on their site to help learn as well. Watch a few of those. I also started a new thread here in P&M for people to discuss the 3D printing, bot ph filament and resin styles, getting some good advice from folk about it. Feel free to ask questions in there.

Also I was referring to the grey . But the rusty Red is also nice.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Warboss right at it!

Man, i've been on a hiatus for a few years and coming back to painting now, yours was among the first subbed threads that are still going strong.

Amazing job you've done - wonder how much space you gotta have to display all this when it'll be done, 20 interchangeable vignettes is not an easy feat!

keep it up man!

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 ciuncky wrote:
Warboss right at it!

Man, i've been on a hiatus for a few years and coming back to painting now, yours was among the first subbed threads that are still going strong.

Amazing job you've done - wonder how much space you gotta have to display all this when it'll be done, 20 interchangeable vignettes is not an easy feat!

keep it up man!


Thank You, ciuncky! That really means a lot to me. For me, I couldn't stop building stuff if somebody paid me to do just that. I'd go nuts. It's in my bones. I'm very happy to provide inspiration to the community and to you especially. Welcome back, glad you are here with us again.

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Nice work.

You could always use the reddish to pick out elements/areas and break up a base of the grey. Different things rust at a different rate and some things may be replaced before others and some may have needed replacing for a long time.


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I think if you bear in mind that I have no idea what I'm doing, this has all turned out great.

Here's the base component. From here forward I'm just testing weathering techniques (or as I like to call it, "messing up the test pieces forever").


So many reds.

I used literal masking tape for this next bit. I never realized the stuff was named for the thing it's supposed to do. I grew up using it instead of scotch tape. Pardon the quality, I was using a potato, in the dark.


Remember all those reds?


Look, fancy highlights!


And the great reveal. And on a pipe.


And details on an elbow.


Now with sepia ink wash.


I started detailing the cube.


This is a single facing Agrax Earthshade, just to see how it looked.


It's difficult to tell in these photos, but to my critical eye, these two more or less identical pipe elbows look very differently colored. The one on the left has been weathered and the right one has not been.


And here's the over-detailed, sorta detailed, and not detailed choochoo train.


Thanks for stopping by. Comments and Critiques always welcome. Have an awesome day!

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That's very neat. I like the pipe detailing, on the door it's a bit brash; maybe some chipping?

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 inmygravenimage wrote:
That's very neat. I like the pipe detailing, on the door it's a bit brash; maybe some chipping?


That's not a bad idea. These 3 pieces are all my experiment pieces. Even if they look terrible in the end, I've already written them off as ruined, so I'm not afraid to try all sorts of methods on 'em.

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The weathering is definitely worth the time- visibly better with more layers as you progressed. Agree that chipping might be a nice addition,or rusting. I'm messing about with the 'salt' method at the moment, which might not work here with the washes applied.

All three pieces are also definitely not ruined- one ready to go, the other two available to continue to test!

Welcome back, hope all is improving.

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 Meer_Cat wrote:
The weathering is definitely worth the time- visibly better with more layers as you progressed. Agree that chipping might be a nice addition,or rusting. I'm messing about with the 'salt' method at the moment, which might not work here with the washes applied.

All three pieces are also definitely not ruined- one ready to go, the other two available to continue to test!

Welcome back, hope all is improving.


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