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Krazed Killa Kan







What an adorable potion vendor! I like the base. It's got its own build in sidewalk.

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Terrain I'm making.
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Thanks, Warboss! It was fun to do something a little different. Many of Oksana's designs have integrated bases, which is convenient for gaming and makes them less tippy, to boot.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Finished potion shop looks amazing, congrats on finishing the project!
   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Good evening everyone.

To begin, I assure you that I am an excellent neighbor: considerate of noise, no extremely pungent cookery, no vacuuming at 9 o'clock at night getting ready for hookers to come over. I print my little toys, I paint my little miniatures and I don't bother anyone. So having said that, I can't understand why the occupants of the units above mine continue to try to flood me out of my apartment.

Some of you who have been kind enough to look in on my work (and even kinder to leave your constructive criticism and encouragement) will remember that last March the occupants of the units above mine seemed determine to run an entire elk through their garbage disposal, choking it and the entire drain pipe from it clear out to the street solid. This caused a water column to form in the stand pipe, which found a point of pressure balance release by backwashing effluent into the front half of my apartment. The living room area, small dining area, bathroom and laundry cabinet flooded. This required extensive water mitigation, spraying antibacterial and antimicrobial disinfectants, replacing all the carpeting and the bottom third of the drywall and then new paint.

Welp, no good deed goes unpunished- something similar has happened again. This time, a pipe in the third floor apartment above mine broke in their utility/HVAC closet. The water ran down their wall, found where the pipe passed through the floor and followed it down into my utility closet. There it pooled in the void above the ceiling until it:
A) Collapsed the ceiling
B) Ran under the wall into the bedroom and soaked the carpet there
C) Soaked through the bedroom closet ceiling, ruining it and thoroughly wetting down most of my clothes



The photo is looking from the bedroom into the utility closet. With all that drywall and insulation removed, the air conditioning is less than effective and we've been having 95 degree Fahrenheit days because of course we are just now. I had to stay in a motel at my own expense whilst they sprayed deadly chemicals around.

I believe it qualifies as irony when I tell you that the foreman of the water damage mitigation team- very nice young man named Joe- was the same foreman who headed up the work just 15 months ago. He'd been wondering, he said, how I'd been getting along since they had done the work. Now he knows.

I had actually gotten to the point of pulling myself up out of a bit of slack period of non-motivation and getting back into regular production, but have had to work around conditions for the past few days. They start fixing all the damage on Friday morning and once complete I'm hoping to get back into it again. I can't right now because everything is topsy-turvy to get things out of the wet areas. At least this time I was here and moved everything myself- so other than what was ruined by getting soaked, no packing and moving damage.

The Chinese walled villa is complete and I have some final flourishes and innovations to show when I complete a couple of figures to roam around in it.

I have a massive new project printing that only needs a few more pieces knocked out so I can begin painting it.

And I have a couple of whimsical figures to finish up just for fun.

More follows soonest.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Nasty Nob





USA

Meer_Cat, I am so sorry to hear that this nonsense is happening to you again. You really don't deserve to keep having to go through these kinds of things. They probably starting fixing things around the time I'm posting this. I hope everything goes well and that you can return to peaceful hobby time soon.

Keep us posted

   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

The saying when it rains it pours never felt so appropriate . Good luck with this time, hopefully it goes much smoother and faster than the last "Fix".

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 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






What a mess, hope the damage gets sorted out fast. Take solace in the fact, that now the same gak doesn't only happen to Bruce Willis twice

Hopefully this will be the last water damage and nothing of your stuff is permanently ruined.
   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Thank you all for your concern and, frankly, sympathy. I have experienced more maintenance challenges in seven years of living part time here than in more than 30 living in other various apartments, rented houses and even military barracks. I'm very much afraid my patience has worn a bit thin.

I have to announce that I won't be able to paint or model until the repairs are complete. I thought I had forestalled the displacement of my property by moving everything away from the scene of the most recent flood; alas and alack, for naught. While my arrangements were good enough for the water mitigation techs, they were not enough for the drywallers and painters- who moved everything in the entire apartment (not just the affected bedroom) and didn't bother with silly boxes or anything this time- just piles of things.

There wasn't any real water damage or breakage until today.

Lord, give me strength and patience.


"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut






I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully the worst is behind you.
   
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Nasty Nob





USA

I'm really sorry to hear that Meer_Cat, those workers are so thoughtless.

   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Ouch hope things get better.

 
   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Gotta tell ya- the sympathetic response all y'all have given me here has helped a wonder in me getting over feeling sorry for myself. While I wish the leak hadn't happened, or the repair company had let me know when they were ready to start drywalling and painting so I could move my things myself, I reckon I'm pretty lucky. If the worst thing in my day is some of my toys got broken, well- I guess I've had a pretty darn good day. Thank you all for your kind comments.

It doesn't hurt that while we were in the high 90's (F) again today, the humidity was much lower, what with Elsa moved well up the east coast of the US and away. Much easier to take the hot if it isn't so wet, until they can get in to see what's wrong with the AC (another great treat to have, that many don't).

It looks like they are done drywalling and almost done painting. The AC guy should be here Friday and the carpet guys next week sometime and we're back in business.

First thing will be to finish the Kensei figures!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Nasty Nob





USA

I hope all the work goes quickly and smoothly Meer_Cat. I saw you said the carpet guy is coming next week, what will he be doing? I'm wondering if you might want to remove all carpets and only have linoleum and tile with how enthusiastic this building is about leaking into your apartment

   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Too right Syro! Unfortunately, it has to be what the owner wants and not necessarily what the situation dictates. If it were up to me, I'd go with linoleum, ceramic tile, textured concrete or granite- you know, like the surrounds on a public pool!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

 Meer_Cat wrote:
you know, like the surrounds on a public pool!


   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Here is the big wrap up for the Chinese Walled Villa project. It was just waiting for me to finish the last buildings and get at least a couple of figures painted to show it off. And that's what we have: two. There are more coming and probably more buildings, walled quarters to expand the arrangement options and scatter terrain to build out the set. But for now, it really is done. On and off, this project has been running for two years. In that time I've learned a fair bit about 3d printing, acquired some new types of paint and improved my ability to paint figures as opposed to vehicles and buildings- at least in my own not-so-humble-or-unbiased-opinion.

Your constructive criticism is heartily welcomed.

View through the main gate and torii arch:


The figures are from Kensei (the first kickstarter for their new Khitai Rising army) and I used a combination of Cephalopod and Instant Colours paints. The Cephalopod make for good base paints and actually have a bit of color contrast affect to them as they dry. Instant Colours are nice for washes or thin glazing colors as a top coat, or you mix Artist's medium in and they also make good contrast paints or drybrush paints.


Two storey version of the main house/building:


Courtyard shot showing all three buildings:






Bell shrine in the garden:




Entrance to the main house guarded by Foo Dogs and Swordswoman:


Two storey building made using the single room house as the base, adding the burlap screens at the sides and placing a full 2-room house on top:


Ceremonial gong in the garden:


Switched out roof types:


Swordswoman at steps to a watch tower:


Watch tower platforms can accommodate a single figure (I've already repainted the eye- the things the camera shows!):


Four different wall/house sections, two different roofs, a bunch of different scatter terrain:


Warriors in the garden:


3-storey variant; one could easily add balconies by cutting a piece of card or styrene the right dimensions and slipping between storeys:


Warriors:


Everything uses magnets to hold together so roofs don't get knocked askew during game play and the interiors are all playble, I just haven't painted them yet and probably won't- unless the opportunity to join a gaming group actually arises.

I have several other figures for this set in progress, including the fellow who 'owns' this villa and gave me the chance to use Greenstuff World's Colorshift Metals paint set. I look forward to presenting them to you over the next few weeks.

And then a metric-crap-ton of other things to get back on track, now that the flood damage (third time in 14 months!) is finally almost complete in its remediation.

Thanks for looking in.

More follows soonest.












"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Congratulations on finishing! It's hard to believe that it's been two years since you started your walled villa. It has been fun following along and watching it grow and progress.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Congrats on finishing the project! My favorite feature is still the flooring, the different colors make it look more real.
   
 
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