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Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 Theophony wrote:
Yes, make sure to blow yourself up OUTSIDE, your parents will be so greatful that they can just hose you out into the garden instead of having to air out the house .
Let it not be said that I am not considerate of others...

I think our sleeper awakened from a really bad dream where he blew up inside a tower realize only the tower blew up. That's what happens when you order your ACME alarm clock from a discount online dealer.

Or maybe he had some ACME Earthquake pills?


While waiting for my Ukrainian graffiti translation I've done the few other bits of graffiti:
I did think about adding either a Batman yellow-and-black symbol (possibly with a red grin over the top), or a POW (or similar) graffiti. But they both would have dominated the model as they would have been brightly coloured.

Therefore I went for smaller and not so brightly coloured graffiti.
I also kept most of them "in Gotham" (with references to "the man", Poison Ivy and the Joker), except for the broken wall with the "Graven" and "Dr H" tags.



The fourth wall will get the Odessa tagging.

Hope these are OK, Graven?


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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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

He says he hates it and that you should send it to Theophony instead to see if he can "fix" it

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

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Those are looking dab indeed! Sorry for being awkward with the Odessa love the ivy too.

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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
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Yeah yeah, sure Theo.

Good O, Graven.
It's not your problem, not awkward at all, It's me trying to do it "right". I could plug it in to google translate and get something that looks right to anyone that can't read it, but I want it to be realistic to those that can read it also...


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!  
   
Made in us
Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

Boom Son!
awesome work!

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Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks again, StarDrop.

And this is the reason I wanted to get someone who knows Ukrainian, and not just a direct translation of something English:

Здравствуй моя Мурка и прощай!!!

Which means 'Hello my <Morka> and goodbye for ever!'
Traditional Odessian cold-blooded stuff to say to someone just before you kill them,
This stems from a time when it was said was to a woman who betrayed a gang and they caught up with her.
You would only get that from someone familiar with Ukraine, couldn't have made up anything better.

I will now plan out how this will fit on the tower and what "font" to graffiti it in.
I can also just use прощай!!! (goodbye forever) if I run short of space... Or if Graven prefers one over the other.

I'll probably still do a large "Odessa" above it for all the English Batman fans out there.


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!  
   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

Love the dedication to making such appealing scenery!

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

I love the long version of the tag, simply awesome! and yeah, your dedication is awe-inspiring amigo.

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
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

The tags are brilliant. They tie in the piece on a human level which is a really nice touch.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Knightley. A little extra effort is all that's needed to lift a model to the next level, like squiggles for instance...

inmygravenimage wrote:I love the long version of the tag, simply awesome! and yeah, your dedication is awe-inspiring amigo.

Cool. Long version it is then:

This is just blocked in, colour will come next.

Thanks Gits'. Well Graven does have graffiti on all the other pieces of terrain that this will be used with... and I now have a little history of adding graffiti to "blank" walls.

And while there is just a few more brush-strokes to do on the tower, Magos has signed off on the trench piece.
Here are the final photos (votable, an' all) of his prize commission:

The next time you see it, it'll be in his hands.
Congratulations again, Magos, and thanks for the interesting challenge.


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!  
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Surpassing cool on the trench, and Tag is just magnificent!

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
Member of a Lodge? I Can't Say





Clacks Scotland

 inmygravenimage wrote:
Surpassing cool on the trench, and Tag is just magnificent!


Seconded!

As my father once said to me : You cant polish a turd... but you can roll it in glitter!
MY P&M BLOG:http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/543290.page#5900175



 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks both of you. Happy customers are the best customers... or at least a close second to rich customers (but that is irrelevant in this case)

Last painting in progress post; graffiti now in technicolour...

And, while I had them out, a photo of all the paints that were required for the "Odessa", not to mention the mixtures and blending. An enjoyable couple of hours.

I'll be back in a while with final photos of the tower once I've checked it over for issues and edited all the photos... got to find a backdrop large enough for this too...


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!  
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Blending enamels?! You are a mad man! I am happy, happy boy!

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
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

The trench. I finally figured out why I like it. The tower is pretty nifty too. It'll be cool to see some of the Batman minis around it.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







inmygravenimage wrote:Blending enamels?! You are a mad man! I am happy, happy boy!
I pretty much always use enamels on all my models. These two are 100% enamel.
See below for more happiness Have a good look over it and if you are still happy, it is done.
I have removed a few more brush bristles since these photos (one of the brushes I was using for dry-brushing decided to moult quicker than a cat with alopecia), so if you spot a bristle let me know, but I may have already removed it.

Red Harvest wrote:The trench. I finally figured out why I like it.
...and would you care to share this insight?

The tower is pretty nifty too. It'll be cool to see some of the Batman minis around it.
Thanks Red'. Graven will supply the Batman mini's when he receives it.

And now the final photos of the broken bell tower:
Full tower shots:


Inside and details:


Fun with lighting shots:


Congratulations again for the win, Graven, and a very interesting learning experience with this build.

Now where's that hut I was building...


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!  
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Jeez that's amazing... I mean... wow. I don't have enough superlatives in my vocabulary for that.

   
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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Not bad at all Doc.

Two perfect pieces. Lucky boys,Graven and Magos.




 
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

 Dr H wrote:

Red Harvest wrote:The trench. I finally figured out why I like it.
...and would you care to share this insight?

And ruin it for everyone else? Naw. Although I suppose that I might spoil it. Here goes...
Spoiler:

I wrote before
 Red Harvest wrote:
All is good. I like the trench better. It could tell an interesting story, moreso than the tower. The trench has a certain unity of design to it.


It needs no miniatures to make it work. It is a stand alone piece -- that unity of design. As a matter of fact, putting a mini on it would absolutely ruin it, IMHO. The story it tells is ambiguous, and is entirely up to the viewer. Basically, where is the occupant and what might have happened to him? Is he off to the latrine? Is he dead? Is the war over and he's on his way home... or what? It is a piece to get the viewer thinking. The best kind of diorama. One that engages the mind as well as the eyes.


And we're back. You've got a few days, how about something with a trap-door?

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

It's incredible. I can't wait to set about it! Man, going to need a Joker now

 Red Harvest wrote:

And we're back. You've got a few days, how about something with a trap-door?


^QFT

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
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Gits'.

Thanks Cam'. Had to go the extra mile as prizes.

Red', I see what you mean. Getting a "story" into the model is the important thing for me. Every detail has a reason to be there. I do like to leave things open to interpretation though, while I may have my own reasons for why I added something or put it in a particular place, it's better to leave it up to the viewer to make up their own mind as to what has happened from the evidence supplied.

inmygravenimage wrote:It's incredible. I can't wait to set about it!
They are both winging their ways north and I look forward to the reactions when they arrive (biting finger-nails... commence).

Man, going to need a Joker now
It's a Batman game, when were you ever NOT going to need the Joker...

 Red Harvest wrote:

And we're back. You've got a few days, how about something with a trap-door?


^QFT
A few days... I wouldn't even have finished planning it by then. I started these two at the same time as that round of the contest began and only just finished them...

Time for a quick tidy up and then back to this part-built hut.

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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!  
   
Made in us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Awesome tower, and awesome trench scene

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Clacks Scotland

EEEEEE... it has arrived.... sitting on my desk right now...... ROLL ON HOME TIME!!!

Thanks again Dr H...... really fantastic pieces!

As my father once said to me : You cant polish a turd... but you can roll it in glitter!
MY P&M BLOG:http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/543290.page#5900175



 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

It is even better in real life. You have no idea how awesome it is.

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
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Shas.

Good to see Royal Mail did their job.

Magos: So good to see the excitement from here.

inmygravenimage wrote:It is even better in real life. You have no idea how awesome it is.
There's only so much a photo can convey. Glad it doesn't disappoint in person.

My desk is now tidy (as tidy as it gets) and the hut is now sitting there ready for work. Considering what to put inside and/or what caused the damage...

...First idea for both is an illegal distillery or drug den... Oh, I have some baths laying about don't I? There's a thought...


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!  
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Before I can put anything inside the hut it needs a ground.

A note on the use of CDs as bases: If you are going to overlap the CDs to make a larger base, it'll save you time and effort to cut/snap the CDs so that they don't overlap... I didn't mind that they would produce an uneven surface on the model side of the base, but it also didn't give me a flat underside and 2/3rds of the base edge was not properly touching the table. I had to open up the base, remove the offending CDs, snap them to size, and replace them.

As the inside of the hut will have tables and bathtubs, etc... I decided not to fully cover the tissue layers. That should look like mud and bedrock after being cleared by many feet.

Here's where the hut now stands:


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!  
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Nice hut. Is that your awesome sprue by any chance?

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
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Graven. No sprues were (directly) harmed in the making of this particular hut. This is made from miscasts that resulted from the production of my hut kit that can be seen here on page 27 of this blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/780/549077.page#7947288

The originals, that were made from sprue, have been set aside after being used to make the example hut you have seen earlier (and is the reason half of this is already painted); the originals will be kept (as with all my original pieces) for making future moulds with when necessary.

I will have to make use of sprue when I come to add the roof to this hut as I don't have any miscasts of the roof support structure.

The 4 kits that I made are still available for £20, if anyone is (still) interested.

And, I'm considering selling this hut when I've finished it; price tbc...


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!  
   
Made in gb
Aspirant Tech-Adept






Wow, this is what happens when I don't check Dakka in over a week, I almost miss all this awesomeness .

Both that tower and the trench piece have turned out beautifully, you've done an outstanding job on these .
   
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Focused Fire Warrior






Serbia

 Dr H wrote:
Здравствуй моя Мурка и прощай!!!


I had my fare share of Russian language in elementary school, but the moment I left it, I said out loud!

До свидания мои друзья!


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